Opal Stone Woman Winnowing

A lovely Opal stone piece of a woman winnowing (seperating the grain from the chaff). The piece we are told is by Costa Balakasi however the signature is very difficult to read. The artist has made wonderful use of a polished and unpolished finish. The white area is where the stone has not been polished.

The statue weighs 18 pounds 11 ounces. It is 16 3/4 inches high, 8 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep.