People Expressed in African Art


Carved Heads and Full Body Poses

Those African artists with more highly advanced skills seem to gravitate to depicting people. Many of the pieces in this category represent the finest of African art — equal to that found anywhere in the world. Carvers from the southern African Shona, Xhosa and Ndebele tribes, residing mainly in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Botswana create very attractive busts and full body carvings in Verdite, Serpentine, Rapoko and Africa stone.

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Fruit Serpentine Man
This older Shona man is carved from a beautiful piece of Fruit Serpentine Stone. The stone is an olive green with black and red accents.

He can be purchased on his own or as a pair. See above for the woman and below for the pair combined.

The statue weighs 6 pounds 4 ounces. It is 8 1/2 inches high, 3 1/2 inches wide and 5 1/4 inches deep.
Fruit Serpentine Man
Price $100.00 Order Fruit Serpentine Man

Fruit Serpentine Couple
Fruit Serpentine Couple This Shona couple are carved from Fruit Serpentine stone.They can be purchased as a pair or seperately.

More photos and their sizes can be seen in the 2 photos above.
Price $160.00 Order Fruit Serpentine Couple

Green Serpentine Bust
A nice smaller bust done in medium and dark green Serpentine.

The bust weighs 1 pounds 7 ounces. It is 4 1/4 inches high, 2 1/2 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
Green Serpentine Bust
Price $55.00 Order Green Serpentine Bust

Cream and Green Jade Woman
Cream and Green Jade Woman This Shona woman is carved from a piece of light green and cream African Jade.

The statue weighs 4 pounds 2 ounces. It is 6 3/4 inches high, 4 1/4 inches wide and 5 inches deep.
Price $225.00 Order Cream and Green Jade Woman

Mother and Child by Samhere
This lovely statue, depicting a mother holding her baby, is carved from dark brown Verdite stone. It is one of the few statues done by Caleb Samhere that we've seen where the artist has created a full length figure.

The statue weighs 4 pounds 2 ounces. It is 9 1/4 inches high, 4 1/4 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
Mother and Child by Samhere
Price $95.00 Order Mother and Child by Samhere

Hard Rock Miner on the Job
Hard Rock Miner on the Job This lovely statue of a hard rock miner at work is carved from dark brown and gray Rapoko stone. This piece has been done with very great attention to detail.

The statue weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces. It is 10 inches high, 5 1/4 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
Price $135.00 Order Hard Rock Miner on the Job

Interesting Head by Samhere
This very interesting bust of a Shona chieftain was done by Caleb Samhere. It is sculpted from Black Serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 4 pounds 6 ounces. It is 8 1/4 inches high, 3 inches wide, and 3 1/4 inches deep.
Interesting Head by Samhere
Price $185.00 Order Interesting Head by Samhere

Verdite Old Shona Farmer
Verdite Old Shona Farmer This very thoughtful statue of an old man holding a tobacco leaf is carved from Verdite. This piece is all too reminiscent of the cash crop that once brought significant foreign exchange to Zimbabwe and the Shona people.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 3 ounces. It is 14 1/2 inches high, 4 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
Price $290.00 Order Verdite Old Shona Farmer

Lovely Pair by Sam Mrewa
This very nice pair of busts was done by Sam Mrewa. It is carved from green Opal stone.

The pair weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces. The woman is 5 1/2 inches high, 3 1/4 inches wide, and 3 1/4 inches deep. The man is 5 1/4 inches high, 3 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
Lovely Pair by Sam Mrewa
Price $95.00 Order Lovely Pair by Sam Mrewa

Miner With His Wheelbarrow
Miner With His Wheelbarrow This very attractive statue of a miner at work with his wheelbarrow is carved from dark brown and gray Rapoko stone. This statue one of several that portray Shona workers in various stages of their labor.

The statue weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces. It is 9 1/4 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
Price $135.00 Order Miner With His Wheelbarrow

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