"The Chief"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Serpentine Stone
Height: 1.25 feet/15 inches, 38 centimeters
Length: 6 inches, 15 centimeters
Width: 4 inches, 10 centimeters
Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
Artist: Joseph Tozo
Approximate Age: 32 years (1990)
Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately 
Item Number: S035
Markings: Artist’s Signature
Collection: Stone Sculptures
Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request
Provenance Report: "The Chief"
Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged
Sourcing: Fair Trade
 Certificate of Authenticity Provided

Joseph Tozo prefers to work in harder stones such as verdite, golden serpentine and serpentine. He is regarded among the best stone sculptors of his generation. His work continues to be collected internationally by private collectors and institutions. He is an inspiration to younger artists who admire his technical use of stone. He is praised for his tender subject matter, which is usually inspired by his wife, four children, and the traditional values of his community.

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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