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Animal: Zebra & Lioness

Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Made In: England
Carving Date: 1997
Release Date: 6/1/1997
Retired: 4/26/2002
Dimensions (Inches): 1.57 x 2.44 x 3.15

S e c r e t s:
Peter loves to watch TV wildlife documentaries, and in this piece, he turns the table by giving the zebra the chance to dominate its predator. Here the zebra sits firmly upon a lioness that has Swiss Army knife claws, a bandage from a previous wound, and a pierced tongue. Under the front leg of the zebra, the mouse makes a full appearance, baring paws, stomach, bottom and tail as he mirrors the zebra’s courage. Around the base of the lid is the Latin inscription, 'Mites possidebunt terram' meaning 'The meek shall inherit the earth.' There is no inner carving except for HBC logo. Hallmarks include ©, heart, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc.