King Of The Hill - Artist Signed Pangolin
Somewhat resembling an armadillo, the pangolin is a tree-dwelling mammal covered with scales. It has the ability to roll itself into a tight ball to defend against predators and, spends its days eating termites with its ten-inch long tongue.
On this figurine, one of the termites waves a white flag in surrender. Also found on the mound is “No. 8,” which Peter chose at random for the termites’ house number.
On the interior is the queen termite surrounded by a few of her many youngsters. The numbers “36K” and “50” refer to the queen’s ability to lay up to 36,000 eggs a day each day for 50 years. She has a book of baby names to aid her in naming that huge brood. The signature mouse is located in the bend of its tail.
Artist: Peter Calvesbert - Signed
Carving Date: 2001
1.875" wide, 2.5" long and 3" tall
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