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Zebra and Foal Silver Sculpture on base

The zebra lives in family groups of about 15 that normally comprise a stallion, several mares and their youngsters. Fully-grown zebras stand about 1.3 metres (4ft) high at the shoulder and live for about 25 years.


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Zebras are grazers, and eat the coarser grasses. They always look fat and glossy, even in a bad season, as they store a lot of fat under the skin and around their internal organs. The stallions are fierce and quarrelsome, often picking a violent fight with other males over territory or females. They make a sharp, barking sound instead of a whinny. To humans, the zebra’s stripes may seem unlikely camouflage, but in fact, the bold pattern serves to break up the animal’s outline, confusing any attacker by blending together with other zebras nearby. At night, colours become shades of grey and, since most predators hunt at night, the stripes of the zebra make it hard to see in the dark. Early settlers in Africa tried to train zebras to pull carts, with limited success because the zebra remained rather bad-tempered.

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Item code: 102-720

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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£630 GBP

$810 USD

€689 EUR

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Most pieces can be made in 18 ct gold and in sterling silver. Engraving and the setting of semi-precious stones are also available.

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How and why it's made

Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

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Express UK delivery 1-2 working days £8.00
Standard International delivery 7-12 working days £12.00
Express International delivery 3-5 days working £30.00

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Gift wrap is complimentary. This and every piece ordered here will come with our signature wrapping paper featuring silver elephants and the classic red ribbon.

Most pieces come in black signature Mavros embossed boxes, and some smaller pieces are placed in black velvet pouches prior to wrapping. See more about our gift wrap with photos here.

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