Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Spring Stone Dimensions: Height: 3.9 feet/47 inches, 119 centimeters Length: 10 inches, 25 centimeters Width: 5 inches, 13 centimeters Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa Approximate Age: 32 years (1990) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: S008 Collection: Stone Sculptures Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: Available Upon Request Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
York’s Shona Gallery presents “Family.” “Family” is an elegant, graceful expression of the family unit for the Shona peoples of Zimbabwe. At the base of the piece are two children, nestled side-by-side in one cavity of exposed, polished spring stone. Above the two children are maternal and paternal figures of the family, each with their own cavity in the sculpture. “Family” captures the beauty of a stone inherent to the natural landscape of Zimbabwe, spring stone. This piece showcases raw, untouched stone juxtaposed with polished, carved stone. What is also captured in this work is the color variety of spring stone – black, white, gray, and orange.
What is Shona? The best of Zimbabwe stone sculpture combines the splendor and solidity of the stone medium with imagery drawn from reality and abstracted into symbolic form. Figures and features that are reminiscent of, yet not quite like, animal, and human forms suggest the creatures and mythological beings that inhabit the realms of the religions and folklore of the Zimbabwean people.
Heritage York's Shona Gallery was the first gallery that brought Shona art to the United States.
Why Shona? · Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments (i.e. garden, terrace) · Durable and will not dull or erode · One of a kind pieces · Marked with artist’s signatures · Hand carved in Zimbabwe
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