Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue, Anime & Dragon Ball Statues, Dragon Ball Heroes 9th Anniversary Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue

Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue, Anime & Dragon Ball Statues, Dragon Ball Heroes 9th Anniversary Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue

Dragon Ball Heroes 9th Anniversary Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue

Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue, from Super Dragon Ball Heroes comes a 9th Anniversary statue of Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Gogeta. Xeno Gogeta is the fusion between Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta using the Fusion Dance. He is the alternate world counterpart of Gogeta. Soaring through the air, Gogeta is gearing up for a powerful attack. Born as a character belonging to alternate stories such as Dragon Ball Z: The Diabolical Warrior of the Underworld and Dragon Ball GT, he is inserted into the main continuity with the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Gogeta is very famous for his incredible power and speed and, as with his counterpart created with the Potara Fusion, Vegetto, is regarded as one of the strongest characters in the series. Being a dance fusion of Metamor, Gogeta wears the same clothes as Gotenks, that is, those of the planet Metamor. The only difference between his costume and Gotenks’ is the color combination of the vest: Gogeta’s is black instead of Gotenks’ light blue, plus the padding at the neck is orange rather than yellow. Last difference, however, has been eliminated in its version present in Dragon Ball Super. Gogeta looks a lot like Vegetto, but in the forehead instead of having 2 tufts, he only has 1. His build looks like Goku’s, while in his face there are many of Vegeta’s features.

Metamor’s Dance (also called fusion dance) is a precise set of positions and movements that allow 2 distinct individuals to unite into a single being, endowed with a power enormously superior to that of those who perform the technique. It was invented by the Metamorian warriors of the Planet Metamor, who taught it to Goku in the afterlife, in the period between the narrative arc dedicated to Cell and that of Majin Buu. For the fusion to take place, the strength and build of the 2 performers must be similar. The warrior created will resemble those who generated him while the clothing will be that of the warriors of Metamor, consisting of a black and short vest, with rounded golden decorations, tight black cuffs, wide white trousers, held by a wide blue band. Gogeta, in his first appearance, has a completely different personality from that of Vegetto, even if it is difficult to define which is the dominant personality between that of Goku or Vegeta.

When Goku and Vegeta merge in Dragon Ball GT, Gogeta has, instead, a personality similar to that of Vegetto and in the fight he “plays” with the enemy and makes fun of him. This transformation is seen in Dragon Ball GT, in which Goku and Vegeta battle Super Yixinglong at the Super Saiyan 4 stage. Too strong for the 2 Saiyans, Vegeta asks Goku to merge, creating a powerful Gogeta beyond belief. Unlike Goku and Vegeta Super Saiyan 4, Gogeta has inverted colors, that is, brown fur and red hair, with blue eyes like Vegeta. Unlike the fight with Janenba, in this form he is bold and impertinent. After realizing that he is much stronger than the dragon, instead of annihilating him immediately he makes fun of him by even making him a Kamehameha Bluff. The power of him is beyond all limits so as to consider himself the most powerful being in the series. His only weakness is the duration of the fusion as he can only stay for 10 minutes (instead of the normal 30) due to the immense energy he wastes to maintain form. He splits just as he was about to deliver the final blow to Super Yixinglong. Dragon Ball Heroes 9th Anniversary Xeno Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 Statue sizes: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 7 inches / 18 cm.

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Wood Owl Statue, Animals & Owls Statues, Brown Kadam Wood Owl Statue

Wood Owl Statue, Animals & Owls Statues, Brown Kadam Wood Owl Statue

Brown Kadam Wood Owl Statue

This Wood Owl Statue is handmade by an artisan. A truly unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand, with hand-carved wood. The natural quality of the wood in this piece is showcased by the care put into carving it. A style of ornamental latticework, usually geometric, traditionally used in Indian architecture. The delicate lattice pattern in this piece pays homage to the Jali architectural tradition. Feathery details embody the wisdom the Owl in this original Statue. Carved by hand from Kadam Wood, the piece is sculpted in classic Jali, or openwork with a tiny owl inside the latticed body. This Owl Statue masterfully demonstrates both contemporary design and ancient technique from India. The art of making sandalwood boxes is extremely intricate and detail oriented, thus requiring skilled workmanship. The intricate carving is done with an iron needle. Eyesight is a particular characteristic of the Owl that aids in nocturnal prey capture. Owls are part of a small group of birds that live nocturnally, but do not use echolocation to guide them in flight in low-light situations. Owls are known for their disproportionally large eyes in comparison to their skulls.

An apparent consequence of the evolution of an absolutely large eye in a relatively small skull is that the eye of the owl has become tubular in shape. This shape is found in other so-called nocturnal eyes, such as the eyes of Strepsirrhine Primates and Bathypelagic Fishes. Since the eyes are fixed into these sclerotic tubes, they are unable to move the eyes in any direction. Instead of moving their eyes, owls swivel their heads to view their surroundings. Owls‘ heads are capable of swiveling through an angle of roughly 270°, easily enabling them to see behind them without relocating the torso. This ability keeps bodily movement at a minimum, thus reduces the amount of sound the owl makes as it waits for its prey. Owls are regarded as having the most frontally placed eyes among all avian groups, which gives them some of the largest binocular fields of vision. Owls are farsighted and cannot focus on objects within a few centimeters of their eyes. These mechanisms are only able to function due to the large-sized retinal image. Thus, the primary nocturnal function in the vision of the owl is due to its large posterior nodal distance, retinal image brightness is only maximized to the owl within secondary neural functions. These attributes of the owl cause its nocturnal eyesight to be far superior to that of its average prey. Brown Kadam Wood Owl Statue measures: 8.25 inches / 21 cm x 4.3 inches / 11 cm x 2.2 inches / 5.5 cm.

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Inspirational Butterfly Statue, Animals & Butterflies Statues, Inspirational Butterfly Metal Wall Art Statue

Inspirational Butterfly Statue, Animals & Butterflies Statues, Inspirational Butterfly Metal Wall Art Statue

Inspirational Butterfly Metal Wall Art Statue

This Inspirational Butterfly Statue was made with durable high grade metal iron and with vivid “non-toxic” painting, with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail, it’s very special, unique and original. Nature inspired colorful butterfly wall art, good ideal design for indoor and outdoor decorate. The colorful patterns on many Butterfly Wings tell potential predators that they are toxic. Hence, the genetic basis of wing pattern formation can illuminate both the evolution of butterflies as well as their developmental biology. The color of butterfly wings is derived from tiny structures called scales, each of which have their own pigments. In Heliconius Butterflies, there are 3 types of scales: yellow/white, black, and red/orange/brown scales. Some mechanism of wing pattern formation are now being solved using genetic techniques. For instance, a gene called cortex determines the color of scales, deleting cortex turned black and red scales yellow. Mutations, e.g. transposon insertions of the non-coding DNA around the cortex gene can turn a black-winged butterfly into a butterfly with a yellow wing band. Inspirational Butterfly Metal Wall Art Statue measures: 12.6 inches/ 32 cm x 1.8 inches/ 4.5 cm x 12.6 inches/ 32 cm.

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Giraffe Vase Statue, Animals, Giraffes & Vases Statues, Giraffe Blowing Bubbles Vase Statue

Giraffe Vase Statue, Animals, Giraffes & Vases Statues, Giraffe Blowing Bubbles Vase Statue

Giraffe Blowing Bubbles Vase Statue

The Giraffe Vase Statue is a creative decoration vase for dried flowers, silk flowers, artificial flowers, or real flower. Add a little joy and happiness with this Giraffe Blowing Bubbles Vase. With or without flowers, this adorable flower pot is destined to catch your attention and bring a little fun to any room of the house. The name “giraffe” has its earliest known origins in the Arabic word zarāfah perhaps borrowed from the animal’s Somali name geri. The Arab name is translated as “fast-walker“. In early Modern English the spellings jarraf and ziraph were used, probably directly from the Arabic, and in Middle English orafle and gyrfaunt, gerfaunt. The Italian form giraffa arose in the 1590s. The modern English form developed around 1600 from the French girafe. “Camelopard” is an archaic English name for the giraffe, it derives from the Ancient Greek (kamēlopárdalis), from (kámēlos), “camel“, and (párdalis), “leopard“, referring to its camel-like shape and leopard-like colouration. Giraffe Blowing Bubbles Vase Statue sizes: 5.5 inches / 3 cm x 5 inches / 3 cm x 9 inches / 3 cm.

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Glass Angelfish Statue, Animals & Fishes Statues, Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue

Glass Angelfish Statue, Animals & Fishes Statues, Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue

Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue

This Glass Angelfish Statue is handmade and hand-painted work, look like a live animal. The perfect gift for animal lovers. The artist used an open flame torch to melt down glass rods and then delicately shape the molten glass. Once the sculpt is finished, was carefully painted detailing every nook and cranny. Pterophyllum is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as Angelfish. All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. The 3 species of Pterophyllum are unusually shaped for cichlids being greatly laterally compressed, with round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. This body shape allows them to hide among roots and plants, often on a vertical surface. Naturally occurring angelfish are frequently striped transversely, colouration which provides additional camouflage. Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. All Pterophyllum species form monogamous pairs.

Eggs are generally laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf. As is the case for other cichlids, brood care is highly developed. Pterophyllum should not be confused with marine angelfish, perciform fish found on shallow ocean reefs. Angelfish are Cichlids that are good tank mates to other quiet fish. Energetic fish such as Tiger Barbs and Black Skirt Tetras are not good tank mates. Sometimes large Angelfish will become aggressive towards others, this can be genetic aggression or a result of establishing territory to breed. Using a divider is a great way to separate an aggressive Angel or breeding pair. While Angelfish have been known to eat small fish, this can be largely prevented by adding small fish when the Angelfish is very young. It then doesn’t regard these fish as food. It also appears to lessen the bullying of other Angels. When Angelfish reach breeding age, no matter what size the tank is, a pair will set up housekeeping and be very aggressive when protecting their eggs. Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue measures: 0.4 inches / 1 cm x 1.5 inches / 4 cm x 2.7 inches / 7 cm.

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Chicken Glass Decanter Statue, Animals, Chickens & Bottles Statues, Chicken Glass Decanter “for Whiskey and Wine” Statue

Chicken Glass Decanter Statue, Animals, Chickens & Bottles Statues, Chicken Glass Decanter "for Whiskey and Wine" Statue

Chicken Glass Decanter Statue

This Chicken Glass Decanter Statue will make anyone admire the artfully detailed sacred rooster, it’s unique shape and side colors. This decanter guards your bar as a symbol of strength and courage, a must have for the head of the household. It would be a great fit for a house out in the country. Large unique shaped decanter, it shows in realistic detail of the cock with it’s colored trims are a delight to admire. The tail of the body is the decanter’s opening which is fitted with an encased rubber stopper. Gift for whiskey lovers and for all occasions, great for vodka, liquor, whiskey, and more. An early domestication of Chickens in Southeast Asia is probable, since the word for domestic chicken (manuk) is part of the reconstructed Proto-Austronesian language. Chickens, together with dogs and pigs, were the domestic animals of the Lapita culture, the first Neolithic culture of Oceania. The first pictures of chickens in Europe are found on Corinthian Pottery of the 7th century BC.

Chickens were spread by Polynesian seafarers and reached Easter Island in the 12th century AD, where they were the only domestic animal, with the possible exception of the Polynesian rat (Rattus Exulans). They were housed in extremely solid chicken coops built from stone, which was first reported as such to Linton Palmer in 1868, who also “expressed his doubts about this“. The mythological Basilisk or Cockatrice is depicted as a reptile-like creature with the upper body of a chickens. Abraxas, a figure in Gnosticism, is portrayed in a similar fashion as well. Abraxas is a word of mystic meaning in the system of the Gnostic Basilides (an early Christian Gnostic religious teacher in Alexandria, Egypt who taught from 117 to 138 AD), and the word may be related to the famous word / magical invocation, Abracadabra. Chicken Glass Decanter “for Whiskey and Wine” Statue sizes: 15 inches / 38 cm x 11 inches / 28 cm x 6 inches / 15 cm.

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African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue hand sculpted miniature, cast from high quality designer resin with highly detailed and hand painted antique bronze finish that mimics bronze texture. This extremely detailed and well-made statue is made with cold cast bronze, the special production process of this piece, originated from Great Britain, uses actual bronze powder mixed in the cold cast resin in order to ensures a richer, more life-like presentation. One of the most celebrated of the Orisha, Chango, is revered as the Sky Father. A spirit and god of thunder and lightning. An Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in Africa’s Yoruba religion. Many Orishas have found their way throughout the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed in practices as varied as Santería, Candomblé, Trinidad Orisha, and Oyotunji. Chango is the orisha of drumming, dancing, thunder, fire, and the essence of masculinity, he was one of the 4 pillars of Santeria along with Obatala, Oshun and Yemaya.

Chango teaches his worshippers to live a full life, achieving what life has to offer while maintain self-control of one’s life. Chango is one of the most celebrated and loved orishas in Santeria because of his generosity and the protection he confers upon his followers. Shango (Yoruba language: Ṣàngó, also known as Changó or Xangô in Latin America, and as Jakuta or Badé) is an Orisha, a deity in Yoruba religion. Genealogically speaking, Shango is a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the 3rd Alaafin of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his posthumous deification. Shango has numerous manifestations, including Airá, Agodo, Afonja, Lubé, and Obomin. He is known for his powerful axe. He is considered to be one of the most powerful rulers that Yorubaland has ever produced. In the New World, he is syncretized with either Saint Barbara or Saint Jerome. Shango was the 3rd Alafin of Oyo, following Oranmiyan and Ajaka. He brought prosperity to the Oyo Empire. According to Professor Mason‘s Mythological Account of Heroes and Kings, unlike his peaceful brother Ajaka, he was a powerful and violent ruler. He reigned for 7 years which were marked by his continuous campaigns and many battles.

His reign ended due to his inadvertent destruction of his palace by lightning. He had 3 wives, namely Queen Oshun, Queen Oba, and Queen Oya. The Oyo Empire fell into civil war in the 19th century. It lost Ilorin when the Fulani and Hausa soldiers of the Afonja led a successful revolt. Some of the slaves brought to the Americas were Yoruba, one of the various ethnic groups drawn into the Atlantic Slave trade, and they brought the worship of Ṣàngó to the New World as a result. Strong devotion to Ṣàngó led to Yoruba religions in Trinidad and Recife, Brazil being named after the deity. In Yorubaland, Ṣàngó is worshiped on the 5th day of the week, which is named Ojo Jakuta. Ritual worship foods include guguru, bitter cola, àmàlà, and gbegiri soup. Also, he is worshiped with the Bata drum. One significant thing about this deity is that he is worshiped using red clothing, just as he is said to have admired red attire during his lifetime. African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue measures: 8 inches / 20 cm x 6.7 inches / 17 cm x 10.7 inches / 27 cm.

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Silver Astronaut Statue, Astronauts, Movies & 2001 A Space Odyssey Statues, Silver Deforeal Discovery Astronaut Statue

Silver Astronaut Statue, Astronauts, Movies & 2001 A Space Odyssey Statues, Silver Deforeal Discovery Astronaut Statue

Silver Deforeal Discovery Astronaut Statue

From the iconic Stanley Kubrick science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Ace is releasing this Silver Deforeal Discovery Astronaut Statue. This film inspired an entire generation of filmmakers and set the standard for special effects movies. The designs from the film are still cutting edge and Star Ace is proud to present a new series of Deforeal Discovery Astronaut statues featuring the astronauts from 2001. The Deforeal Discovery Astronaut are unique and artistic soft vinyl statues featuring accurately sculpted, oversized heads on realistically proportioned bodies. The DF Astronauts present space suits and helmets with authentic details modeled directly from the film, and an iconic images from 2001: A Space Odyssey will be seen reflected in the helmet visors. There will be 4 different versions of the Astronauts, representing the different colored space suits featured in the movie like silver, yellow, red and blue. Silver Deforeal Discovery Astronaut Statue sizes: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 6 inches / 15 cm.

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Butterfly Girl Statue, Animals & Butterflies Statues, Blue Butterfly Girl Statue

Butterfly Girl Statue, Animals & Butterflies Statues, Blue Butterfly Girl Statue

Blue Butterfly Girl Statue

An handmade Butterfly Girl Statue, hand-polished technology, fine workmanship, chic shape, high-quality butterfly, realistic and creative home ornament feeling, to bring a pop of color to your home. This Butterfly Girl is hand-carved and finished, with the use of natural resin materials, semi-handmade. The artistic conception of sculpture-childhood, chasing butterflies, dreamy and childlike, satisfy the innocence and recall the past to create a sense of care for the soul. Butterflies are insects in the Macrolepidopteran Clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea“), and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies (formerly the superfamily “Hedyloidea“). Butterfly fossils date to the Paleocene, about 56 million years ago. Butterflies have appeared in art from 3500 years ago in Ancient Egypt.

In the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, the brilliantly coloured image of the butterfly was carved into many temples, buildings, jewellery, and emblazoned on incense burners. The butterfly was sometimes depicted with the maw of a jaguar, and some species were considered to be the reincarnations of the souls of dead warriors. The close association of butterflies with fire and warfare persisted into the Aztec civilisation, infact, evidence of similar jaguar-butterfly images has been found among the Zapotec and Maya civilisations. Butterflies are widely used in objects of art and jewellery, mounted in frames, embedded in resin, displayed in bottles, laminated in paper, and used in some mixed media artworks and furnishings. The Norwegian naturalist Kjell Sandved compiled a photographic Butterfly Alphabet containing all 26 letters and the numerals 0 to 9 from the wings of butterflies. Sir John Tenniel drew a famous illustration of Alice meeting a caterpillar for Lewis Carroll‘s Alice in Wonderland (1865).

The caterpillar is seated on a toadstool and is smoking a hookah, the image can be read as showing either the forelegs of the larva, or as suggesting a face with protruding nose and chin. Eric Carle‘s children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar portrays the larva as an extraordinarily hungry animal, while also teaching children how to count (to 5) and the days of the week. A Butterfly appeared in one of Rudyard Kipling‘s Just So Stories, “The Butterfly that Stamped“. One of the most popular, and most often recorded, songs by Sweden’s eighteenth-century bard, Carl Michael Bellman, is “Fjäriln vingad syns på Haga” (The butterfly wingèd is seen in Haga), one of his Fredman‘s Songs. Madam Butterfly is a 1904 opera by Giacomo Puccini about a romantic young Japanese bride who is deserted by her American officer husband soon after they are married. It was based on John Luther Long‘s short story written in 1898. Blue Butterfly Girl Statue measures: 6.9 inches / 17.5 cm x 4.35 inches / 11 cm x 11 inches / 28 cm.

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African Elephant Totem Statue, Animals, Elephants, African & Totem Statues, African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

African Elephant Totem Statue, Animals, Elephants, African & Totem Statues, African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

This African Elephant Totem Statue express the African cultural aspects of spirituality, a combination of symbolism expressing a rich African cultural belief and appreciation of Nature and the Human Spirit. The Tribal Lady embraces the offering bowl ,which can hold small objects, such as rings, necklaces, keys and watches and so on. The offering bowl symbolizes personal gratitude to nature for providing a prosperity of needs. The body gesture of the tribal lady statues expresses a sign of welcome and respect to friends and families. The African Elephant is not only representing the strength and power in the human spirit. It also symbolizes the aspect of endurance, maturity, longevity, and loyalty. The African Elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising 2 living elephant species, the African Bush Elephant (L. Africana) and the smaller African Forest Elephant (L. Cyclotis). Both are social herbivores with grey skin, but differ in the size and colour of their tusks and in the shape and size of their ears and skulls. Both species are considered at heavy risk of extinction on the IUCN Red List, as of 2021, the bush elephant is considered endangered and the forest elephant is considered critically endangered.

They are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching for the illegal ivory trade is a threat in several range countries as well. Loxodonta is 1 of 2 extant genera of the family Elephantidae. The name refers to the lozenge-shaped enamel of their molar teeth. Fossil remains of Loxodonta species have been excavated in Africa, dating to the Middle Pliocene. Many Totemic Tribes believe that after death, everyone turns into an animal of his totem, and therefore, every animal, a deceased relative. When they saw the murder of his totem, saying: “Why have killed this man? It’s my father, my brother?” in places where there is division in sex totems, representatives of women find their totem her sisters, men, brothers. Totemism, is another ancient form of traditional African religions. Totem, a type of animal or plant which is symbolic saint patron, and at a later stage, the ancestor of a group of blood relatives. Totems represented the relationship between man and wildlife. The concept of using totems demonstrated the close relationship between humans, animals and the lived environment.

Anthropologists believe that Totem use was a universal phenomenon among early societies. Pre-industrial communities had some form of totem that was associated with spirits, religion and success of community members. Early documented forms of Totems in Europe can be traced to the Roman Empire, where symbols were used as coats of arms, a practice which continues today. In Africa, chiefs decorated their stools and other court items with their personal totems, or with those of the tribe or of the clans making up the larger community. It was a duty of each community member to protect and defend the totem. This obligation ranged from not harming that animal or plant, to actively feeding, rescuing or caring for it as needed. African tales are told of how men became heroes for rescuing their totems. This has continued in some African societies, where totems are treasured and preserved for the community’s good. Totems have also been described as a traditional environmental conservation method besides being for kinship. Totemism can lead to environmental protection due to some tribes having multiple totems.

For example, over 100 plant and animal species are considered totems among the Batooro, Banyoro and Baganda tribes in Uganda, a similar number of species are considered totems among tribes in Congo and the Central African Republic. In Zimbabwe, totems have been in use among the Shona groupings since the initial development of their culture. Totems identify the different clans among the Shona that historically made up the dynasties of their ancient civilization. Today, up to 25 different totems can be identified among the Shona ethnic grouping, and similar totems exist among other South African groups, such as the Zulu, the Ndebele, and the Herero in Botswana and Namibia. Those who share the same totem regard each other as being related even though they are not blood relatives and will find difficulty in finding approval to marry. Through Totem use one can practically establish some form of kinship with anyone else in the region. Establishing relationships this way made it easier for a traveller or stranger to find social support. Totems are also essential to cast a curse. African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue sizes: 8.3 inches / 21 cm x 5.6 inches / 14 cm x 11.4 inches / 29 cm.

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Armored Medieval Knight Statue, Animals, Horses & Medieval Statues, Medieval Knight “in Armour on Armored Horse” Statue

Armored Medieval Knight Statue, Animals, Horses & Medieval Statues, Medieval Knight "in Armour on Armored Horse" Statue

Medieval Knight “in Armour on Armored Horse” Statue

This Armored Medieval Knight Statue have an exquisite craftsmanship, realized with premium sculpted cold cast bronze, real bronze powder mixed with resin. Hand-painted in bronze finish to give a high-quality antique look without sacrificing the details. Great addition to any Medieval collection. Knights were the most-feared and best-protected warriors on the medieval battlefield. They were also the most fashionably dressed and best-mannered members of society. Medieval Armour is an historical type of personal body armour made from bronze, iron, or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer. Full medieval steel armour developed in Europe during the Late Middle Ages, especially in the context of the Hundred Years’ War, from the coat of plates worn over mail suits during the 14th century. In Europe, armour reached its peak in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The full suit of armour, also referred to as a panoply, is thus a feature of the very end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. Its popular association with the “medieval knight” is due to the specialised jousting armour which developed in the 16th century. Full suits of Gothic Armour were worn on the battlefields of the Burgundian and Italian Wars.

The most heavily armoured troops of the period were heavy cavalry, such as the gendarmes and early cuirassiers, but the infantry troops of the Swiss Mercenaries and the Landsknechts also took to wearing lighter suits of “three quarters” munition armour, leaving the lower legs unprotected. The use of armour declined in the 17th century, but it remained common both among the nobility and for the cuirassiers throughout the European wars of religion. After 1650, armour was mostly reduced to the simple breastplate (cuirass) worn by cuirassiers. This was due to the development of the flintlock musket, which could penetrate armour at a considerable distance. For infantry, the breastplate gained renewed importance with the development of shrapnel in the late Napoleonic wars. The use of steel plates sewn into flak jackets dates to World War II, replaced by more modern materials such as fibre-reinforced plastic since the 1950s. Partial medieval armour, made out of bronze, which protected the chest and the lower limbs, was used by the ancient Greeks, as early as the late Bronze Age. The Dendra Panoply protected the entire torso on both sides and included shoulder and neck protections. Less restrictive and heavy armor would become more widespread in the form of the muscle cuirass during classic antiquity before being superseded by other types of armor.

Parthian and Sassanian heavy cavalry known as Clibanarii used cuirasses made out of scales or mail and small, overlapping plates in the manner of the manica for the protection of arms and legs. Armor in the form of the Lorica Segmentata was used by the Roman Empire between the 1st century BC and 4th century AD. Single plates of metal armour were again used from the late 13th century on, to protect joints and shins, and these were worn over a mail hauberk. Gradually the number of plate components of medieval armour increased, protecting further areas of the body, and in barding those of a cavalryman’s horse. Armourers developed skills in articulating the lames or individual plates for parts of the body that needed to be flexible, and in fitting armour to the individual wearer like a tailor. The cost of a full suit of high quality fitted armour, as opposed to the cheaper munition armour (equivalent of ready-to-wear) was enormous, and inevitably restricted to the wealthy who were seriously committed to either soldiering or jousting. The rest of an army wore inconsistent mixtures of pieces, with mail still playing an important part. Medieval Knight “in Armour on Armored Horse” Statue sizes: 10 inches / 25.5 cm x 3.5 inches / 9 cm x 10.25 inches / 26 cm.

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Steampunk Horse Statue, Animals, Horses and Steampunk Statues, Steampunk Mechanical Gaited Horse Statue

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Steampunk Mechanical Gaited Horse Statue

This amazing Steampunk Horse Statue exhibit a prancing horse features a Steampunk style design, with the body of the horse made of gears, steam pipes, tubes and metal shafts. Crafted of cold cast resin, the statue features a metallic bronze finish, with hand painted accents to add to the intricate steampunk styling. It’s a perfect focal point for any Steampunk art collection, and makes a great gift especially for horse lovers. A Gaited Horse is a horse that moves each leg independently. Doing so allows one foot to constantly be on the ground, allowing the horse to conserve more energy than they would while trotting. Gaited Horses are used for traveling as they have greater stamina and endurance. A gaited horse will traditionally have a 4-beat gait. When walking, each foot will fall individually, following a precise pattern. Most gaited horses follow a pattern of right hind, right front, left hind, left front or right front, left hind, left front, right hind. Upon closer observation, this pattern should be rather obvious. Additionally, when you watch a gaited horse walk from the side, you will notice that both legs on one side will move forward simultaneously. The rear foot will always fall before the front foot. Steampunk Mechanical Gaited Horse Statue sizes: 9.25 inches / 23.5 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm.

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