Delightful Dinosaur

By Brandon Phillips

Animal: Dinosaur, Material: Alabaster
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Leonard Halate(d) was well known for his whimsical, folk-arty carvings of dinosaurs and alligators. Brandon Phillips, Leonard's grandson, pays homage to his grandfather and offers a delightful peach alabaster creature with a spiky spine. The alternating colors of the stone are perfectly positioned at the head to highlight the turquoise inlaid eyes and to give the ancient being a tipped tail and nose. The carving measures about 3 5/8" long, 1" wide by 1 1/2" tall.