Rhinoceroses in African Art


Rhinos in pairs, single and groups.  Large, Medium, Smooth and Rough Finishes.

The rhinoceros is not a particularly friendly animal – and that’s that!  Most of the stone carvings of rhinos depict a solitary animal, which is usually how they are seen in the bushveldt.  Rhinos will occasionally be seen in pairs, and these are generally young males who appear to “tolerate” one another.  There is presently no great concern about the diminution of the species – at least since the taking of rhino horns for medicinal and other use has been controlled in most of southern Africa – so they obviously do congregate in pairs at some time of the year.

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"Venus de Rhino"
This Rhinowoman is carved from very dark charcoal Soapstone. We have had various Rhinomen before but this is the first Rhinowoman.

This piece weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces. She is 11 1/2 inches high, 6 inches wide, and 4 1/2 inches deep.
"Venus de Rhino"
Price $85.00 Order "Venus de Rhino"

Rhino of the Pleasant Countenance
Rhino of the Pleasant Countenance A pleasant looking black rhino with a lovely round countenance. The statue was carved from green Verdite with varied accents.

This little African art statue weighs 6 1/2 ounces. It is 2 1/4 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches long and 1 1/4 inches deep.
Price $40.00 Order Rhino of the Pleasant Countenance

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