Shona Sculpture of Mother + Baby
A hand-carved sculpture of a mother and child in the Shona style of Zimbabwe. The sculpture, carved from black springstone, uses areas of high polish to show the heads and hands of the figures, and works with the natural texture of the stone to describe their hair and garments. This approach is typical of Shona artwork, a modern style which fuses traditional techniques and concepts with contemporary aesthetics and relies on the sculptor’s ability to ‘reveal’ the hidden images already contained in the raw rock. Signed by artist, “S. Chidhakwa.”
Condition: Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: 7” width x 9” depth x 21.75” height