A sculptor has created what is believed to be the world’s smallest portrait of the Queen – on a 2mm coffee bean.
The miniature masterpiece of the Queen’s head is so small it is invisible to the naked eye and can only be seen using a magnifying glass.
The amazing sculpture was made to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
British micro-sculptor Willard Wigan created the commemorative tribute by slowing his heartbeat and working between beats to avoid hand tremors.
He used tiny homemade tools and painted with a hair plucked from a housefly’s back to carve the microscopic figures.
It took four painstaking weeks to finish after coffee experts Douwe Egberts decided to collaborate with the sculptor to mark the special occasion.
But Wigan, who has been honoured by the Queen with an MBE for his services to art, said he enjoyed the challenge.