Abstract Carvings


Shona and other African artists' abstract renditions of activities, people, individuals, and families

Shona artists, as well as artists from other local and regional groups have long been exponents of the abstract. We are seeing and consequently importing a much larger selection of hand-carved stone abstract art. African artists have been moving into use of some incredibly attractive stone and creating works that please even the most devoted collector of realistic sculpture. We think you will enjoy browsing through this section of our catalog.

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Mother With Two Children
A very interesting and attractive rendition of a protective mother with her two children, carved from creamy green Fruit Serpentine stone with red highlights.

This statue weighs 16 pounds 6 ounces. It is 14 inches high, 7 inches wide, and 5 1/2 inches deep.
Mother With Two Children
Price $200.00 Order Mother With Two Children

Soapstone Mother and Child
Soapstone Mother and Child This abstract mother and child is carved from soapstone.

This statue weighs 2 pounds 8 ounces. It is 7 inches high, 5 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches deep.
$50. $0.00 Order Soapstone Mother and Child

Serpentine Torso
This interesting Serpentine stone torso is yellowish with grey veins.

The statue weighs 8 ounces. It is 4 1/2 inches high, 2 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches deep.
Serpentine Torso
Price $35.00 Order Serpentine Torso

Interesting Black Serpentine Head
Interesting Black Serpentine Head This rather interesting and eye catching piece is carved from Black Serpentine stone. The artist is unknown.

This statue weighs 42 pounds 4 ounces. It is 18 1/2 inches high, 15 1/2 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches deep.
Price $475.00 Order Interesting Black Serpentine Head

Interesting Springstone Head
This is an intersting piece and one that would be nice to be able to get the artists take on the piece and what the meaning of the unfinished mouth is.The only part of the signature we can make out are four letters STEP. The piece is carved out of Springstone and has the typical contrasting browns so often found in this stone.

This statue weighs 4 pounds 4 ounces. It is 9 1/2 inches high, 5 1/4 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches deep.
Interesting Springstone Head
Price $125.00 Order Interesting Springstone Head

Smiling and Sad
Smiling and Sad Smiling on one side and sad on the other, this abstact head is carved from a dark green and brown piece of Soapstone.

This statue weighs 1 pound 4 ounces. It is 5 3/4 inches high, 3 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Price $35.00 Order Smiling and Sad

Serene Mother and Child
This Mother and Child was carved from black Africa Stone. The "lightened" effect of the woman's hair is simply the result of working with the stone's "blanket" as well as roughening the stone.

This African art statue weighs 17 pounds 2 ounces. It is 12 3/4 inches high, 6 1/2 inches wide and 5 1/4 inches deep.
Serene Mother and Child
Price $265.00 Order Serene Mother and Child

Lovely Serpentine Stone Torso
Lovely Serpentine Stone Torso This Serpentine stone torso has lovely lines with lots of movement to it.

The statue weighs 8 ounces. It is 4 1/4 inches high, 2 1/4 inches wide, and 2 inches deep.
Price $35.00 Order Lovely Serpentine Stone Torso

Very Nice Cream Serpentine Bust
A very lovely bust, carved from cream coloured Serpentine stone with gray accents.

This statue weighs 2 pounds 9 ounces. It is 4 1/4 inches high, 5 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Very Nice Cream Serpentine Bust
Price $75.00 Order Very Nice Cream Serpentine Bust

Shona Musical Instruments
Shona Musical Instruments An unusual "still life" statue portraying the mbira and gourds used by Shona musicians to create their distinctive music. The statue is carved from Africa stone in a variety of colors and textures.

The statue weighs 25 pounds. It is 14 1/4 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 5 inches deep.
Price $295.00 Order Shona Musical Instruments

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