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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Friut Serpentine Woman
This Shona woman is carved from a lovely piece of Fruit Serpentine Stone. The stone is an olive brown with black and red accents.

She can be purchased on her own or as a pair. See below for the man and the pair combined.

The statue weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces. It is 7 inches high, 3 3/4 inches wide and 4 3/4 inches deep.
Friut Serpentine Woman
Price $100.00 Order Friut Serpentine Woman

Fruit Serpentine Man
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.
Price $100.00 Order Fruit Serpentine Man

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.
Fruit Serpentine Couple
Price $160.00 Order Fruit Serpentine Couple

Green Serpentine Bust
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.
Price $55.00 Order Green Serpentine Bust

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.
Cream and Green Jade Woman
Price $225.00 Order Cream and Green Jade Woman

Mother and Child by Samhere
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.
Price $95.00 Order Mother and Child by Samhere

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.
Hard Rock Miner on the Job
Price $135.00 Order Hard Rock Miner on the Job

Interesting Head by Samhere
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.
Price $185.00 Order Interesting Head by Samhere

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.
Verdite Old Shona Farmer
Price $290.00 Order Verdite Old Shona Farmer

Lovely Pair by Sam Mrewa
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.
Price $95.00 Order Lovely Pair by Sam Mrewa

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