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Pyxis arachnoides, 18" x 24" Original Painting

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This work is currently on display at the South and Rotunda Art Galleries of the NIU Art Museum in Dekalb IL, this product will be unavailable until November 2018.

This original painting is of the critically endangered Pyxis arachnoides. The spider tortoise is endemic to the deserts and spiny forests of Madagascar where they coexist with Astrocheyls radiata. Habitat loss, consumption and illegal export is threatening the survival of this beautiful species of tortoise.

This oil painting was painted on cotton duck canvas with gallery stretcher bars and finished with a matte varnish and framed in a rustic wood frame.

This painting comes 'wall-ready': The painting has been framed in a rustic brown wooden frame.