Leopard Walk Vase

Graceful and powerful, leopards are revered in African culture for their cunning, agility and ferocity. This elegant masterwork – sculpted by Thabo Mbele and painted by Jabu Nene - pays tribute to these master hunters and to fellow Ardmore artist, Punch Shabalala, whose naive leopard motif is the base of the 'Leopard Walk' Cole & Son wallpaper. Jabu has added a chic, intricate design to this magnificent form's Grecian style, with its sculpted leopards in relief. Her use of a painted spotted background is a reminder of ancient mosaics, while her choice of golden browns and reds, contrasted with dark blues and charcoals, add a sophisticated elegance to this incredible urn.