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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Trio of Leopards Hanging Out
A trio of leopards hanging out on some rocks carved from Rapoko stone. The stone is a pinkish brown.

The statue weighs 6 pounds 10 ounces. It is 9 1/2 inches tall, 7 1/4 inches long and 3 1/2 inches deep.
Trio of Leopards Hanging Out
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