Lions


Lions and other Large Cats in African Art

For years we were told that Shona, Ndebele and other African art carvers were not partial to lions in general.  Lions in their natural state often tend to feed on cattle and other domesticated animals as these are easier to hunt than zebra and other animals native to the bushveldt in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Malawi.  And then there is the occasional lion or pride of lions that develop a taste for the most slow moving of game man himself!  The situation among the artists has changed and we are now seeing some very attractive renderings of lions, as well as some wonderful leopards and other large cats.

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Suprised Resting Lion
This relaxing lion looks like he just got a big surprise. The artist is Charles N. Dorizhi and the lion is carved out of Soapstone.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 2 ounces. It is 4 inches tall, 9 3/4 inches long and 3 inches deep.
Suprised Resting Lion
Price $115.00 Order Suprised Resting Lion

Angry Lion
Angry Lion The artist is Charles N. Dorizhi and the lion is carved out of Soapstone.

The statue weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces. It is 5 1/2 inches tall, 9 1/4 inches long and 2 1/4 inches deep.
Price $100.00 Order Angry Lion

Lovely Black Serpentine Lion
This small black serpentine lion is beautifully carved.

The statue weighs 3.2 ounces. It is 2 1/4 inches tall, 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/4 inches deep.
Lovely Black Serpentine Lion
Price $45.00 Order Lovely Black Serpentine Lion

Roaring Lion by Charles Dorizhi
Roaring Lion by Charles Dorizhi Judging by his posture this lion looks more like he is trying to impress with his roar rather than about to attack something. The artist is Charles N. Dorizhi and the lion is carved out of Soapstone.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 7 ounces. It is 6 1/2 inches tall, 10 1/4 inches long and 3 inches deep.
Price $115.00 Order Roaring Lion by Charles Dorizhi

Stately Serpentine Lion
This stately lion is carved from Serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 1 pound 6 ounces. It is 4 1/2 inches tall, 6 inches long and 2 3/4 inches deep.
Stately Serpentine Lion
Price $55.00 Order Stately Serpentine Lion

Atractive Verdite Lion
Atractive Verdite Lion This lion is carved from a pretty piece of Verdite stone.

The statue weighs 1 pound. It is 3 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches long and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Atractive Verdite Lion

Leader of the Pride
This lion looks like he is the head of the pride. The artist is Charles N. Dorizhi and the lion is carved out of Soapstone.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 10 ounces. It is 6 1/2 inches tall, 10 inches long and 3 inches deep.
Leader of the Pride
Price $115.00 Order Leader of the Pride

Well Fed Lioness
Well Fed Lioness This lioness is carved from an attractive piece of Verdite stone.

The statue weighs 14 ounces. It is 3 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches long and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Well Fed Lioness

Taking a Stroll Between Naps
This lion is carved by Charles N. Dorizhi and is carved out of Soapstone. It is dark and light grey.

The statue weighs 8 pounds 7 ounces. It is 7 3/4 inches tall, 11 inches long and 3 inches deep.
Taking a Stroll Between Naps
Price $175.00 Order Taking a Stroll Between Naps

Brown Nosed Serpentine Lion
Brown Nosed Serpentine Lion Dark charcoal Serpentine lion with brown nose and foot.

The statue weighs 1 pound 10 ounces. It is 4 inches tall, 7 inches long and 2 inches deep.
Price $55.00 Order Brown Nosed Serpentine Lion

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