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The Brazilian Jaguar

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No. JAG BRAZIL 1 - $ 7500.00

JAGUAR CARVING in EMERALD/SCHIST MATRIX

Locality: near Bahia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Specimen Size: 27" (inches) high x 21" across x 12" deep (large cabinet)


The Portuguese word for Jaguar does not have to be translated from English because they are they same. The jungles of Brazil play host to these magnificent, exotic predators. They are also an object of esteem, respect and admiration so much so that they are exhibited in Brazilian artwork. This is truly a work of art, and just so happens to fit right in with the mineral/gem industry. I'm sure that most of you have seen gemstone/mineral carvings before, but this is something incredible. The entire piece is one solid (the only parts glued together are the eyes and teeth) entity, hand-carved and signed by locals near Bahia, Brazil. It was carved and polished completely from a large block of mica-schist matrix while leaving an array of brilliant green Emerald crystals that formed in the mica still showing on the surface. It has incredibly good detail, from the individually and evenly carved teeth all the way down to the muscle tone in the legs of this jungle cat.

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