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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Military Flying Ace Aviator Owl Steampunk Statue
Prepare to take flight in the airship filled skies with this Military Aviator Owl Steampunk Statue. Created through a process called cold bronze casting, which uses a mix of bronze powder and resin, the resulting statue is reliably durable and incredibly detailed. The finer details of this little aviator’s rig are hand painted with copper and brass enamels, to really bring the figure to life. This adventurous owl makes for the perfect desk companion. A Flying Ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down 5 or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. The exact number of aerial victories required to officially qualify as an Ace is varied, but is usually considered to be 5 or more. The concept of the “ace” emerged in 1915 during World War I, at the same time as aerial dogfighting. It was a propaganda term intended to provide the home front with a cult of the hero in what was otherwise a war of attrition. The individual actions of aces were widely reported and the image was disseminated of the ace as a chivalrous knight reminiscent of a bygone era. For a brief early period when air-to-air combat was just being invented, the exceptionally skilled pilot could shape the battle in the skies. For most of the war, however, the image of the ace had little to do with the reality of air warfare, in which fighters fought in formation and air superiority depended heavily on the relative availability of resources.
Use of the term Ace to describe these pilots began in World War I, when French newspapers described Adolphe Pégoud, as l’As (the ace) after he became the first pilot to down 5 German aircraft. The British initially used the term “star-turns” (a show business term). The successes of such German ace pilots as Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke were much publicized, for the benefit of civilian morale, and the Pour le Mérite, Prussia’s highest award for gallantry, became part of the uniform of a leading German ace. In the Luftstreitkräfte, the Pour le Mérite was nicknamed Der Blaue Max/The Blue Max, after Max Immelmann, who was the first pilot to receive this award. Initially, German aviators had to destroy 8 allied aircraft to receive this medal. As the war progressed, the qualifications for Pour le Mérite were raised, but successful German fighter pilots continued to be hailed as national heroes for the remainder of the war. The few aces among Combat Aviators have historically accounted for the majority of air-to-air victories in military history. Military Flying Ace Aviator Owl Steampunk Statue sizes: 2.75 inches / 7 cm x 4 inches / 10 cm x 4.25 inches / 11 cm.
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Silver and Gold Gothic Steampunk Owl Statue
A creatively cast in resin in a intricately Gothic Steampunk Owl Statue. Hand painted distressed finish in blackened silver, gold and copper that gives it a Metal appearance, an incredibly detailed piece packed with mechanical steampunk details that look amazing from any angle. Owls are wise and solitary creatures with sharp eyes and keen hearing, and this steampunk owl is nothing less than impressive with its bionic design made almost completely out of spare parts. Or maybe it’s been carefully designed by a brilliant team of engineers from the future-past. Either way, who wouldn’t love a bionic owl at their disposal? This steampunk owl has been creatively cast in resin in intricately sculpted detail, and hand painted in a tri-tone metallic finish to give it that cool steampunk look. This gothic steampunk owl statue is great as a gift sure to make any owl loving steampunk enthusiast hoot with delight. Really, what more could you ask for when you have the power of a machined bird of prey at your fingertips. Metallic Silver and Gold Gothic Steampunk Owl Statue measures: 11 inches / 28 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm x 4.75 inches / 12 cm.
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Steampunk Owl “Sargent Major Oscar Whisky Lima” Statue
Sargent Major Oscar Whisky Lima Steampunk Owl Statue, intricately sculpted antique bronze and lightly colored finish makes this statue a stand out piece. Commemorate the military vets in your family with this Sergeant Major Oscar Whiskey Lima owl statue. Created through a process called cold bronze casting, which uses a mix of bronze powder and resin, Sergeant Major Owl is incredibly detailed, and has hand-painted accents. This courageous owl makes for the perfect desk companion or bookshelf accent in your living room, bedroom, or office. Sargent Major Oscar Whisky Lima Steampunk Owl Statue sises: 2.25 inches / 6 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm x 4.25 inches / 11 cm.
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