Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Friedrich Welwitsch Figurine

This piece isn't yet fired, or quite finished. He is Friedrich Welwitsch (1806-72), who was an explorer and botanist. He collected thousands of plant and animal specimens in Angola before going to work in the Natural History Museum, London. The plant he is looking at here is called Welwitschia Mirabilisafter him, and it can live for up to 1,500 years!

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