Gallery Pieces


Since the 1950s the stone sculpture produced by the master artists of Zimbabwe has justifiably been called the best known expression of sub-Saharan contemporary art.   This particular art has no historical roots in Zimbabwe and has not derived from any identifiable indigenous artistic tradition.   The sculpture has been made credible as serious art, as opposed to "tourist" art produced during that time in other African countries, by its appearance in public museums throughout Europe and North America.   Rich in symbolism, imagery and association, it shares the same properties as many examples of the best contemporary work done outside the "third world."  The work is nevertheless completely African, representing expressions of the traditional beliefs of the societies from which the artists have emerged. Yet, unlike more accepted tribal art, the sculpture does not have a truly ceremonial or ritualistic function.   The aesthetic origins of the sculpture presented in this section lie in the artists' conceptions of the spiritual dimensions of their own cultures.

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"Greeting From a Distance" by Kapembeza
This lovely piece by Aaron Kapembeza is carved from springtone. The head and hands are polished and the rest is rough unpolished finish.

This statue weighs 78 pounds. It is 20 1/2 inches high, 8 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches deep.
"Greeting From a Distance" by Kapembeza
Price $750.00 Order "Greeting From a Distance" by Kapembeza

"Eye on Africa"
"Eye on Africa" This interesting and rather striking piece is carved from Springstone.The artist is unknown. The piece does stand on its own but as it is 2 inches deep it is a little precarious therefore we had a wooden stand made specially for it which is included with the piece.

This statue weighs 46 pounds. It is 22 1/2 inches high, 18 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Price $475.00 Order "Eye on Africa"

Cobalt Stone Abstract Couple
This large, splendid and unique pair of moon lovers was carved from maroon, beigy brown, and green Cobalt stone. We do not know the name of the artist.

The piece weighs 83 pounds. It is 21 inches high, 19 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
Cobalt Stone Abstract Couple
Price $1200.00 Order Cobalt Stone Abstract Couple

Abstract Flower
Abstract Flower The artist of this wonderful piece we are told is Onias Mpamha however the piece has not been signed. It is carved from Springstone.

This statue weighs 61 pounds. It is 22 3/4 inches high, 15 inches wide and 10 inches deep.
Price $725.00 Order Abstract Flower

Opal Stone Woman Winnowing
A lovely Opal stone piece of a woman winnowing (seperating the grain from the chaff). The piece we are told is by Costa Balakasi however the signature is very difficult to read. The artist has made wonderful use of a polished and unpolished finish. The white area is where the stone has not been polished.

The statue weighs 18 pounds 11 ounces. It is 16 3/4 inches high, 8 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep.
Opal Stone Woman Winnowing
Price $300.00 Order Opal Stone Woman Winnowing

Moon Head
Moon Head This interesting abstract is carved from black serpentine. The artist is unknown. This piece would be best mounted on a base as although it stands freely its depth is quite small considering the size and weight of the piece.

This statue weighs 65 pounds. It is 27 1/2 inches high, 17 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $695.00 Order Moon Head

Shona Chief by Chironga
Unlike our "traditional" Shona chieftains, Chironga has rendered a chief in his own abstract version. This sculpture was executed in Springstone Serpentine.

The statue weighs 40 pounds. It is 16 1/2 inches high, 12 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches deep.
Shona Chief by Chironga
Price $525.00 Order Shona Chief by Chironga

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