Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Serpentine Stone Dimensions: Height: 2.1 feet/25 inches, 64 centimeters Length: 1.1 feet/13 inches, 33 centimeters Width: 5 inches, 13 centimeters Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa Artist: Kanse Approximate Age: 32 years (1990) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: S059 Collection: Stone Sculptures Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Swan" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
York's Shona Gallery presents "Swan" by Zimbabwean artist Kanse. This stunning piece is hand carved out of one piece of serpentine stone, a stone found in abundance in Zimbabwe. Serpentine stone is also lauded for its variation in colors, ranging from deep green to orange. If you take a look at “Swan” you will see that Kanse carved it specifically to juxtapose raw stone with polished stone, creating striking, unusual texture. "Swan" is both suitable for indoor and outdoor environments, and does not tarnish nor deteriorate in rain or snow. This is the only piece of ours by this world renown artist.
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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