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"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!
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"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!
"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!
"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!
"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!

"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe!

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"Kissing Couple" Serpentine Shona Stone Sculpture by Cuth Hand Carved~ Zimbabwe! Product Description An amazing hand carved abstract Shona sculpture of a kissing couple. Highly polished leaving a fantastic sheen to the rock surface.This piece symbolizes two lovers locked in embrace and captures in stone the timeless essence of love in the artists eye. Just notice the unfinished part of the original rock that the piece has been carved from to get an idea of how wonderful the finished part is. Serpentine stone boasts an array of colors that cannot be described. No one stone is alike. The reason for this is the many mineral inclusions within the stone giving its unique color variation. The name "Serpentine" comes from an association with the characteristics of a serpents skin. Serpentine is the most commonly used stone because of the varying hardness for both master sculptors, as well as his apprentice. Serpentine rates between 2.5 to 5.5, depending on mineral inclusions, on the universally used Mohs hardness scale,a diamond rates at 10.This piece could make a great gift. This could also look great placed by a fireplace or on a bookshelf maybe. This would make a terrific and exotic gift for someone special. Check the images for dimensions or contact me for specifics. Weighs about 12lbs. Thanks for looking. Shona Art From Wikipedia: Shona artis contemporary stone sculpture fromZimbabwe. African stone sculpture is not traditional, although much of its subject matter has traditional roots. The art movement began around 1956 and was initiated byFrank McEwenwho at the time was the Director of The National Gallery of Rhodesia. During its early years of growth, it was described as an art renaissance, an art phenomenon and a miracle. Critics and collectors could not understand how an art genre had developed with such vigour, spontaneity and originality in an area of Africa which had none of the great sculptural heritage of West Africa and had previously been described in terms of the visual arts as artistically barren. Fifteen years of sanctions against the country obscured works from the Western world (apart from highly acclaimed exhibitions organised by Frank Mc Ewen in major museums such as Musee dArt Moderne, Paris; Musee Rodin, Paris; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London). Yet these years also witnessed the honing of technical skills, the deepening of expressive power, the use of harder and different stones and the creation of many outstanding works. Since independence in 1980, the sculpture has been exhibited in the art capitals of the world and great acclaim has been accrued to the artists and the art form. In spite of the increasing demand, as yet little commercialisation has occurred. The most dedicated of artists display a high degree of integrity, never copying and still working entirely by hand, with spontaneity and a confidence in their skills, unrestricted by tedious drawings or measuring. The sculpture speaks of fundamental human experiences - experiences such as grief, elation, humour, anxiety and spiritual search - and has always managed to communicate these in a profoundly simple and direct way that is both rare and extremely refreshing. The artist 'works' together with his stone and it is believed that 'nothing which exists naturally is inanimate'- it has a spirit and life of its own. One is always aware of the stone's contribution in the finished sculpture and it is indeed fortunate that in Zimbabwe a magnificent range of stones are available from which to choose - hard black springstone, richly coloured serpentine and steatites, firm grey limestone and semi-precious Verdite and Lepidolite *********************************************** Please browse through my other listings in my eCRATER store here:http://stores.eCRATER.com/africancraftwork You will find : Exclusive hand carved Shona Stone sculptures. Musical instruments from Zimbabwe such as drums, mbiras, maracas & marimbas. Wire frame & beaded motorcycles, cars and animals, all hand assembled. An expanding quality selection of baskets and batik wall hangings. Walking sticks, masks and other ethnic curio & artifacts. Thank you! inkfrog terapeaki000000inkFrog Analytics
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