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Eolith Designs' sculptures take their inspiration from the dawn and dusk of civilisations; from real and imagined histories, and the world of myth and legend. Bringing together things that were, things that could have been, and things that may be.
Each Sculpture is a unique work of art created by the artist. The processes involved in casting and finishing ensure that no two will ever be identical. Each design is also strictly limited and each sculpture comes with it's own certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by the artist.
The Bison is based on a carving made from reindeer antler roughly 14,000 years ago and discovered in 1863 in the Dordogne region of France. The carving was once known as The Wounded Bison, but archaeologists now believe the animal depicted is more likely to be grooming than injured.
Approximately 6.5 inches (160mm) tall (including stand) and weighs approximately 400g. One of 365 and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
The Venus of Willendorf was unearthed in Austria in 1908. She was carved by an unknown artist some time between 24,000 and 22,000 years ago. Her original purpose and meaning may never be known, but millennia later her power to move us has not diminished. This is my tribute to what remains one of the greatest works of art of all time.
Approximately 9 inches (230mm) tall (including stand) and weighs approximately 500g. One of 345 and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
The inspiration for The Twins began with a tiny marble statue, dating from 5,800 BC. It shows two figures who share a single lower body and was discovered at Catal Huyuk in Anatolia. It?s one of several two-headed or double bodied sculptures from the same part of the world. There appearance as part bird and part human is based on images of Vulture-Priests also discovered at Catal Huyuk.
Approximately 5 inches (125mm) tall (including plunth) and weigh approximately 500g. One of 280 and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
Lion-headed beings have been part of humanity's myths and religions from the very earliest days. The oldest known depiction is over 32,000 years old and is probably the oldest surviving piece of sculpture. Echoes of that image have stayed with us and can be found in Babylon, in Egypt, in the religion of Mithras so popular in ancient Rome, and even in the lion-headed angel Ariel.
Approximately 12.5 inches (310mm) tall and weighs approximately 1Kg. One of 272 and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
Pazuzu has been made famous by his appearance as the demon that possesses Regan in The Exorcist movie. In real life he was the Spirit of the North East Wind in Mesopotamian mythology. Images of Pazuzu were used to ward off evil spirits, particularly by pregnant women and young mothers as defence against the baby-snatching demoness Lamashtu.
This sculpture is based primarily on a small bronze statuette made in Iraq early in the first millennia BC and housed in the Louvre museum since 1872.
Approximately 10 inches (270mm) tall and weighs approximately 855g. One of 349 and comes with it's own certificate of authenticity.
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