"Protective Woman"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Spring Stone
Height: 1.1 feet/13 inches, 33 centimeters
Length: 4 inches, 10 centimeters
Width: 4 inches, 10 centimeters
Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
Artist: B.T. Manyandure
Approximate Age: 32 years (1990)
Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately 
Item Number: S029
Collection: Stone Sculptures
Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request
Provenance Report: "Protective Woman"
Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged
Sourcing: Fair Trade
 Certificate of Authenticity Provided

"Protective Woman" by B.T. Manyandure speaks to the depths of the innately protective and protected woman. The subject's emotional posture speaks volumes: a strong, straight torso, arms crossed over her chest, head and chin tilted up. Manyandure intentionally exaggerated the hands and arms in this piece, scaling them to be larger than the shoulders and forearms. In doing this, Manyandure sends a clear message of the greatest power of the "Protective Woman": her hands.

The incredible talent of Zimbabwean artist B.T. Manyandure is showcased in this powerful sculpture entitled "Protective Woman." The posture of the woman: convicted, strong, and fierce-- reminds us that all women, even in the time of Manyandure, are inherently strong. 

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.

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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