Carved Stone Abstract Animals


Abstracts: Shona artists' hand-carved stone sculptures of African animals

Shona artists, as well as creators of African art from other local and regional groups have long been exponents of the abstract.  We see more and more offerings which portray people in abstract form but continue being able to purchase a reasonably good supply of abstract animals from time to time.  African artists continue the use of different media, presented here by these abstract animal sculptures.  We hope you will enjoy browsing through this section.

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Springstone Chicken by Aaron Kapembeza
A great chicken carved from a piece of Springstone. The lighter coloured areas have a rough texture and have not been polished and the dark areas are where the stone has been smoothed and polished.

The piece weighs 16 pounds. It is 14 inches high, 8 1/2 inches wide, and 5 inches deep.
Springstone Chicken by Aaron Kapembeza
Price $225.00 Order Springstone Chicken by Aaron Kapembeza

Olive Green Swan
Olive Green Swan This elegant abstract rendition of a swan is carved from a piece of olive green Soapstone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 8 ounces. It is 7 3/4 inches high, 3 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Price $45.00 Order Olive Green Swan

Springstone Pair of Guinea Fowl
This wonderful pair of guinea fowls are carved from a piece of Springstone. The lighter coloured areas have a rough texture and have not been polished and the dark areas are where the stone has been smoothed and polished.

The piece weighs 29 pounds. It is 9 1/4 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.
Springstone Pair of Guinea Fowl
Price $225.00 Order Springstone Pair of Guinea Fowl

Plump Bird
Plump Bird This lovely plump bird is carved from Rapoko stone in varied shades of green and brown.

The statue weighs 16 pounds 7 ounces. It is 9 inches high, 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep.
Price $165.00 Order Plump Bird

Attractive Springstone Guinea Fowl
This cute guinea fowl was carved from a piece of Springstone. The lighter coloured areas have a rough texture and have not been polished and the dark areas are where the stone has been smoothed and polished.

The piece weighs 13 pounds 8 ounces. It is 15 inches high, 7 1/2 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
Attractive Springstone Guinea Fowl
Price $145.00 Order Attractive Springstone Guinea Fowl

Beautiful Fruit Serpentine Duck
Beautiful Fruit Serpentine Duck This beautiful bird was carved from Fruit Serpentine stone, in varied shades of sea green, cream and brown.

The statue weighs 12 pounds 6 ounces. It is 14 inches high, 8 3/4 inches wide, and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Price $200.00 Order Beautiful Fruit Serpentine Duck

Lovely Dove (Njiva Bird)
This lovely Njiva bird was carved from Serpentine stone, in varied shades of clouded dark green, and signed by E. Nyamasoka.

The piece weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces. It is 10 3/4 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches deep.
Lovely Dove (Njiva Bird)
Price $135.00 Order Lovely Dove (Njiva Bird)

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