Shona soapstone carving, Zimbabwe

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Post by sunnyices2 Thu Nov 08, 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 Fri Nov 09, 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 Fri Nov 09, 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 big ed Sat Nov 10, 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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