This extraordinary pair of life-size striated salmon pink marble baby giraffe calves have been hand-carved. Both sculptures were diligently carved from a single slab of marble. The salmon pink marble has a lovely color, with white and grey flecks and veins which give the giraffes a more textured look. Giraffe skin patterns were added to the marble throughout for a more realistic effect.
For centuries, giraffes were unknown outside of Africa, and their appearance incited much curiosity. Being the world’s tallest land animal, their long necks provide the advantage of reaching vegetation that other herbivores cannot. That said, their favorite delicacy is the thorny acacia tree, which is exhibited in one of the sculptures, with the calf’s head looking over the tree. These gentle creatures will add a nice element to a solarium, sunroom, greenhouse, playroom, or anywhere a hint of the African grasslands is suitable.
Dimensions of Giraffe 1: H= 65 in. W= 43 in. D= 20 in.
Dimensions of Giraffe 2: H= 59 in. W= 60 in. D= 14 in.
Each Approx. 1000 lbs. Total= 2000 lbs.