Land of Glory (458 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

Land of Glory (458 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

$119.95
This superb painting combines several southwest themes into one surreal, colorful and compelling picture.In the background, you can see the...
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  • Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
This superb painting combines several southwest themes into one surreal, colorful and compelling picture.

In the background, you can see the towering Arizona Mesas, sparkling red in the distance and lit by that glorious setting sun.

Part of the Colorado Plateau, Mesas lifted over 3 million years ago. Since then, erosion by wind, rain, and snowmelt has exposed the layers of sediment (mainly sandstone) to form the spectacular red rock formations we see today.

The saguaro cacti stand sentinel in the landscape, like two soldiers keeping watch over the desert. These are some of the most enormous cacti in the country and have become symbols of the American West.

Mission San Xavier del Bac provides a beckoning presence nestled on the valley floor, surrounded by fields of corn and orchards.

Known as the "White Dove of the Desert," the church is done in white adobe with a sand-colored ornate entrance, which is striking against the cacti-filled desert. Inside, frescos, statues, and sculptures bring history to life with such beauty even non-religious visitors can appreciate it. It is considered one of the best examples of Spanish Colonial architecture surviving in the US.

The site is also known in Native American tribal language as "where the water goes in." During part of the year, the water in the Santa Cruz River comes up to the surface a few miles south. It then submerges a few miles north, providing sustenance for the lush desert valley landscape as it goes.

In the foreground, we can see the critters of the desert enjoying the dusk as it turns to nightfall.

The fox begins his hunt, an Arizona rattler enjoys the warmth of smooth rock, and the desert birds come to hang out and socialize on the branches.

The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and desert fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy pieces that match the theme of the image, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
 
  • Includes a bonus poster to guide assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 458
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 15” X 11.5”
  • Artist: © Stephen Morath
  • Serial #: NP22-458-495
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Victorian
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA