Marvelous Malachite Maidens

By Talia Quandelacy

Animal: Maiden, Material: Malachite
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A glorious pair of corn maidens has been carved out of a single piece of malachite by Talia Quandelacy. One side depicts a maiden carrying an offering of corn, while the other maiden, wears a shawl with an incised star motif. Both sides have inlaid red coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli cabochons as accents! These marvelous maidens have overlaid faces of fossilized shell, their features incised and inlaid with ground jet paste. This glorious carving is about 2 1/8" wide and 4 1/8" tall, including the wooden base.