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Handcrafted Andean Stromatolite Sculpture with Onyx Stand, "Our Earth"

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Cesar Gonzales ponders the origins of the universe with this extraordinary sphere on a white onyx stand. He sculpts the petite piece from rare stromatolite. Fossils formed in the Precambrian world, they reached their peak of distribution some 2.2 billion years ago. Each one is unique, and no two ever show the same color and grain.

  • 1.11 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 9 cm Diam.
  • 3.5" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 6 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 2.4" W x 2.4" D

  • Stromatolite, onyx stand
  • Display stand included
  • 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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549

From Oakland / CA / USA

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07/31/2018

"Ancient Sphere"

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The fact that this sphere is made from fossils formed in the Precambrian world some 2.2 billion years ago, makes this a must-have for any mineral collector.

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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07/28/2018

"Our Earth Sculpture"

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Awesome sphere, looks amazing. Very heavy feels good. Was surprised how intricate the fossil patterns were from the lime secretions on each layer. Really interesting stuff. Cesar picked out a good piece to sculpt. Hope he chooses more cyanobacteria rock or petrified stuff. Theyre awesome.

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05/09/2021

"So pretty!!"

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Nicely finished, great quality. Saw something similar at a gem show and it wasn t as nice as about 4x as expensive.

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From Michigan USA

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05/09/2021

"My Son loved this as a special gift"

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Absolutely beautiful

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From Brooklyn, New York

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05/07/2021

"Warm and happy."

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Positive energy

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  • Meditation

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05/03/2021

"Little bird"

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I was thrilled to receive this. I love the expression on his face. Very nicely done!

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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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