An endearing chimpanzee sculpture by Matt Buckley from the EDGE contemporary sculpture collection. One of the planet's Great Apes along with gorillas and orangutans, chimpanzees are native to the forests and woodlands of Central Africa, Our closest cousins, chimpanzees share over 98% of our DNA. They exhibit many human traits and emotions and even make their own tools, after humans they are the most intelligent of the planet's primates. Great apes like the chimpanzee have been part of popular culture for many years and are probably best known for their part in films like, Planet of the Apes, Tarzan and The Jungle Book. Matt Buckley's beautiful sculpture brings the spirit of this charismatic and playful creature into our homes.
This sculpture is one of a set of three that are designed to be displayed together. The three monkeys - 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' are the visual embodiment of an ancient Japanese proverb dating back to the 16th Century.
Baby Chimpanzee - Speak No Evil ED45 - Baby Chimpanzee - Hear No Evil ED41
Cold cast marble resin, hand finished and painted.
21.4 cm high, 12.7 cm long, 10.2 cm deep (8.4 x 5 x 4 inches)
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