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This crocodile box figurine harkens back to the original – not to the 200 million year old reptile but to “Swamp Song”, one of HK’s earliest pieces. Unlike “Swamp Song”, here the crocodiles face their audience instead of each other. Notice their accouterment – a handbag, waistcoat and pair of shoes – all made of crocodile skin! Because of overhunting, most crocodiles are endangered, but this hasn’t discouraged illicit trade in their skin. Peter’s signature mouse peeks out of a bullet hole found on the purse. Cango, carved into the lid, is a South African crocodile farm to which Peter took his wife on their honeymoon. The interior features a semi-submerged croc.