Deep in thought, The Thinker is unique in that it does not appear to be a hunting or fertility idol, but rather a reflection of human introspection. His pose and facial expressiveness distinguishes him from the main body of Hamangia figurines that are less realistic and without heads. He may reflect a new viewpoint within the more complicated social structure that came with towns and settlement.
He stands on a 4cm oak display base and is presented in a display box that includes a pamphlet about the origins of piece and the methods used to manufacture the replica. *Please note that he will come with the natural oak colour display base unless you specify you would like the black shown in the image.
All my figures are made from hand dug clay and fired using ancient firing methods. I have added a couple of images above to show him being fired. In the first he is in his green state during the initial warming process of an open firing. The second image shows him after firing. He was taken from the fire while still glowing red and submerged in sawdust to achieve his black colour. He is then finished with a natural beeswax patina to complete the look and feel of an ancient artefact. You can open the section below the shop banner to discover more about my firing methods.
Please remember that each figure is completely unique. This is because each has been individually hand modelled. There will be subtle variations in modelling and colouring that is a natural result of the wood firing and they can also vary in size from the original by a few millimetres due to varying amounts of temper and different local clays that I use. The pictures above may show a figure that is incredibly similar to the one you will receive but not exactly the same. Please contact me if you would like a photo showing current stock.
All packaging is carefully sourced to be natural and recycled, and then recyclable and biodegradable at your end, with the exception of just the external packaging tape.
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