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2021 Oil, Mica Pigment on Canvas (30 x 24") at $1600.
Signed, titled, dated on back and initialed on front.
The Giants of Mont'e Prama, aka the Kolossoi, are ancient stone sculptures created by the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia, Italy, dating back to the 11th century BC. Fragmented into numerous pieces, they were discovered in March 1974 on farmland near Mont'e Prama in central-western Sardinia. The statues are carved in local sandstone and their height varies between 2 and 2.5 meters. After four excavation campaigns carried out between 1975 and 1979, there were roughly 5,000 pieces recovered – including 15 heads and 22 torsos. I found them fascinating bc they reminded me of C-3PO from Star Wars.