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"Carved Ivory Head of a Woman" One of the Nimrud Ivories discovered by sir Max Mallowan.

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"Carved Ivory Head of a Woman"  One of the Nimrud Ivories discovered by sir Max Mallowan. by Potlick

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"Carved Ivory Head of a Woman" One of the Nimrud Ivories discovered by sir Max Mallowan.

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2020

India, sepia ink and watercolor on paper.

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Dimensions: 30.5cm (H) x 38.1cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 12" (H) x 15" (W) x 1" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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This lovely carved ivory face was found in an ancient Assyrian ruin, but is most likely Phoenician in origin. It's had a bit of a rough life, as it was smashed and burned when the city was sacked around 1,500 BCE and has lain buried in the ground all these years, but has attained its wonderful patina, which only adds to its beauty. I made this painting as part of my Tiny Watercolors series of insects and ancient artifacts. The image measures 6"x7" and is framed at 12"x15". All materials are acid free and the piece is archivally mounted, matted, framed and ready to hang. As with all my paintings, this is a one-of-a-kind piece and there are no prints or reproductions.

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Born: 1948

Hometown: COLUMBIA

Based in: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1948. From a very early age I began to draw and paint and now at 74 I am still doing it. After serving in the Army I came back to the US and enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute, where I earned a degree in painting and printmaking. In 1975 I moved to New York City, where I had a painting studio in a loft in the garment district. While In New York, I produced a number of large abstract oil paintings while I studied and did research at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. In 1980 I moved to Southern California, where I had studios in Ventura and Ojai. During this time I painted a number of landscapes and narrative paintings. In 1983 I moved to Japan, where I lived for 2 years and studied traditional Japanese painting and scroll making. I had a number of solo exhibitions while living there. In 1985 I returned to Southern California and continued to paint until I moved to South Carolina in 2002. I now maintain a studio here in Columbia, South Carolina, where I paint every day.


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