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Original Kin

Name: Original Kin
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Limited Editions
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Made In: England
Status: Limited
Carving Date: 1997
Release Date: 6/1/1997
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Retirement Date:
Edition Size: 2500
US Issue Price in USD: $250
UK Issue Price in GBP: £187.95
CAN Issue Price in CND: $400
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 5.12 x 5.04 x 5.39
Ordering Information: Available at select HK dealers or through the secondary market.

S e c r e t s

Original Kin is third in the series of signed and numbered multi-compartment limited edition box figurines depicting the origin(s) of man: the biblical account, evolution, and the extraterrestrial theory. Adam and Eve bear resemblance to Peter and Andrea. The garden contains four palm and three deciduous trees. One is in full leaf, another has a tree spirit face, and the third a sign to the River Gihon. The River Pison is also depicted. Eve is being urged by the serpent to pick from the forbidden Tree of Conscience. Several fruits have already been eaten. Adam is carrying a book of animal names to assist him in his 9-5 job of naming the inhabitants of the garden. Adam bears the scar of the rib removal. Even the Garden of Eden does not escape the tin can pollution. And a dartboard, last seen on board Noah’s Lark, appears again. Peter’s pet cockatiel, Spike, is sitting on Adam’s shoulder and his dog, Murphy, is bursting through the undergrowth. The handbag looks suspiciously like snakeskin, or so the serpent surmises. Inside, Adam and Eve have packed a suitcase ready for banishment from the garden. In addition to clothes they will need, it contains their UK passports, and Dr. Who’s famous coloured scarf. The box figurine is also home to three dinosaurs, and eight aliens with their space ship. The mouse is hiding under the serpent. Each piece is hand-numbered, signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Hallmarks include ©, heart, HBC logo, and PC.

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