|Title||6 Shona Pendants Carved Stone Fish Zimbabwe Africa|
|Materials||brown or black stone|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|Overall Condition||Good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.|
|Damage/Repair||some minor scratches|
|Pendant Size||1.25-1.5 inches long, .5-1 inch wide. See image with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter.)|
Picture is an example, yours will be similar. Each pendant varies in size, shape, color and design.
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. We did the largest amount of our buying from a wonderful co-op of about forty artists. 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