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Shona Stone FAMILY OF SIX Zimbabwe Africa

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Title Shona Stone FAMILY OF SIX Zimbabwe Africa
Type of Object Stone sculpture
Country of Origin Zimbabwe
People Shona
Materials Serpentine stone
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions Height: 7.5 Inches
Width: 4 Inches
Overall Condition Very good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair scratches will repaired and re polished at time of sale


Additional Information: All Shona sculpture was made after 1965. Frank McEwan, an Englishman, who was director of the Rhodes National Gallerey in what was then Southern Rhodesia, began a school in 1956, and in 1965 encouraged the students, who had been painting, to move to stone. See Oliver Sultan's Life in Stone.


I have a huge collection of Shona pieces in rapocco, green and black serpentine, leopard rock, and verdite--some are four feet tall!


In our extensive time in Zimbabwe, we saw an enormous amount of wonderful sculpture. 


My partner apprenticed with them, and learned to repair sculpture, which she has done for galleries, museums, and private collections. Instead of putting pieces in the fire, as they do in Zimbabwe, we use space heaters, hair dryers, and pots of boiling water.


Recommended Reading: Joosten's SCULPTURES FROM ZIMBABWE