Dung Beetles - 2015 SOLD OUT

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 25, Dated 2015
SOLD OUT
12cm long x 7cm high x 6cm wide / 4.5" high x 2.5" wide x 2.5" wide
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"A client was keen for me to make some dung beetles for him. They are incredibly hard working insects that work together for their community. In this sculpture I have shown them doing what they do best…working as a team moving a dung ball!" (HM)

Also known as scarab beetles, from their Latin name Scarabaeidae, dung beetles were revered by the Ancient Egyptians. It was believed that this humble insect was responsible for keeping the earth revolving, rolling it along like a giant ball of dung. Hamish has captured the dung beetles busy at their work.

This unusual insect sculpture is available in limited edition in bronze.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

tools and clay
Foundry process

Dung Beetles are often overlooked when we are on safari observing the Big Five, but they are an iconic sight in Africa. Here I have shown a male pushing, while the female rides along. The female will eventually lay her eggs in the ball of dung.