Hand-carved African Double Giraffe Statue Artisan unknown This piece, including the base, is carved by hand from a single piece of wood. The top portion has been smoothed and stained, while the base has been left natural, including its bark, which provides a nice contrast to the sleekness above. I'm not sure of the type of wood, but it resembles ironwood or ebony.
Larger than many sculptures of this type and this subject, and rendered quite skillfully. DIMENSIONS (approximate) H 20 inches W 5 inches CONDITION. There is a small split in the wooden base, which might be original to the piece. It is limited to the base.A few bits of stain are on the otherwise natural-wood portion of the base.