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Artisan Crafted Onyx and Pyrite Owl Sculpture, "Vigilant Owl"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (542)
Inspiring awe and admiration, owls are fabled creatures of the night and keepers... more

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Inspiring awe and admiration, owls are fabled creatures of the night and keepers of sacred knowledge. They symbolize wisdom. Cesar González carves this white onyx sculpture by hand with amazing detail featuring a sodalite beak, big glass eyes. This vigilant owl is perched on a pyrite rock with its iron talons. The sculpture has a black onyx base.

  • 0.34 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 11.5 cm H x 5 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 4.5" H x 2" W x 2.4" D

  • White and black onyx, sodalite, pyrite, iron and glass
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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542

From Northport/New York/United States

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08/02/2017

"Very well crafted!"

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I love this little owl, goes great with the other birds in my collection. I was disappointed to see that the way the head and face were carved was noticeably different than in the picture. Less round and more box-like, and the eyes go in different directions. Though it adds to the charm of the piece as a whole.

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From California, USA

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06/19/2016

"Adorable!"

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This owl is so beautiful! The carving details and stone are amazing! I have another owl in a different kind of stone and they make an awesome pair and mach up quite nicely. I have them on my desk at work and they get complements all the time! :-)

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Ed

From New York

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08/04/2017

"So Beautiful!"

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This picture does not give this Owl sculpture enough justice. The Owl sculpture is so much more beautiful when you see it in person.

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04/20/2021

"art is power"

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love this powerful pyramid ... you will too

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04/20/2021

"More than One!"

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Theres a sparrow on both floors of our home. Great little sculptures, hoping to promote creativity through-out the home!

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From Brush Prairie, WA

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04/20/2021

"Great Desk Piece"

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Everyone who sees it comments on how beautiful it is and wants to pick it up and hold it

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stone multiple colors

Best Uses

  • indoor artwork for desk

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.

"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that Novica sales give him with the stability and determination that enable him to continue to grow his workshop.

Cesar Gonzales has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to buy stones and other raw materials he needs to increase production.

Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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