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Post by sunnyices2 on November 8th 2012, 6:49 pm

WHO MADE THIS SPLIT FACE SCULPTURE IS THIS HENRY MOORE OR ORIENTAL PIECE? THERE IS A SIGNATURE TO THE BASE STARTING WITH H AND THE REST I CAN'T REALLY MAKE IT OUT... I HAVE LOOK AT THE LAST LETTER WITH MICROSCOPIC LENS LOOKS LIKE M BUT NOT CERTAIN.




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Post by big ed on November 9th 2012, 6:13 pm

I would guess african , the base looks like pieces I have from the Shona tribe Zimbabwe , but Hey Ho I might be way off the mark Laughter
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Post by NaomiM on November 9th 2012, 9:36 pm

big ed wrote:I would guess african , the base looks like pieces I have from the Shona tribe Zimbabwe , but Hey Ho I might be way off the mark Laughter

Agreed. It looks as though there's a colour wash over the surface of the sculpture which is typical of Shona work.
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Post by sunnyices2 on November 10th 2012, 8:30 am

i was guessing maybe Chinese because that is soap stone
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Post by NaomiM on November 10th 2012, 4:42 pm

sunnyices2 wrote:i was guessing maybe Chinese because that is soap stone

Everyone's using soapstone at the moment, so that's no guide to the origin/maker of this piece.
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Post by big ed on November 10th 2012, 7:52 pm

Shona artists carve their works of art from verdite, serpentine stone and other materials indigenous to the Sub-Saharan region.
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