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H 47 x W 33 x D 33cm

Glazed earthenware and mixed media



Mermaid based on the sculpture by Edvard Eriksen. This figure is resolutely human with her hair loosely pulled back in a plastic hair claw. she has a mirror and comb and is gesturing to would be suitors. There is also a coco de mer seed alongside her - these large seeds were believed to grow on the bottom of the ocean and collected by sailors due to their resembence to female genetalia -

Fruits of coco de mer are developed only on female trees. Male trees have long phallic-looking catkins. Because of these unusual, erotic shapes, some people believed that the trees made passionate love on stormy nights. According to the legend, male trees uproot themselves, and approach female trees. - taken from Wikipedia

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