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WildWings Terry Redlin "Deer Crossing" Christmas Ornament

Terry Redlin "Deer Crossing" Christmas Ornament

A place where the deer roamed as if always waiting for something to happen and the birds would fly from tree to tree, hoping to not be seen...

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from the Guardian

When Homo sapiens hit upon the power of art

Swimming Reindeer of Montastruc. Made from the 8in tip of a mammoth tusk. The carving, which is at least 13,000 years old, depicts two deer crossing a river. Their chins are raised as they would be when swimming. At least four different techniques were used to create this masterpiece: an axe trimmed the tusk, scrapers shaped its contours; iron oxide powder was used to polish it; and an engraving tool incised its eyes and other details. Found in 1866, France.

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