Sable Bull on Blackwood base

Imposing and regal, the sable antelope has been used as an heraldic device in colonial insignia for hundreds of years. To see a pair of glossy, midnight-black bulls jousting for dominance is one of Africa's most enthralling sights.

Large Sable

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 14.5cm x Length 11cm including base

Medium Sable

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 9cm x Length 6.5cm including base

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Sable Bull on Blackwood base. The dramatic, back-swept horns are fearsome weapons and in African folklore, the sable is honoured for its courage, as it will fight bravely against all comers, even putting lions to flight. A mortally wounded sable will refuse defeat, lie down and attempt to disembowel its attacker by hooking and slashing out with its razor-sharp horns. The females (up to 30 in a territorial herd) carry the same striking ‘African mask’ features, but are brown in colour and carry straighter, slimmer horns; a head female rules the nursery herds. When babies are born, the mothers hide them in thick scrub for up to a month. The mother suckles the youngster just twice a day and then moves them to a new hiding place.


Item code: 103-706

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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£1090 GBP

$1444 USD

€1228 EUR

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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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