Shona Stone Art: 'Ring of Love' Soapstone Sculpture <6

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SOLE PURPOSE OF THE SALE IS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SUB-SAHARAN (AFRICAN) AIDS PANDEMIC

"Of all the major challenges facing the world, none is more lethal nor more globally pervasive than the blight and trauma of HIV and Aids," Nelson Mandela , The Times, 2005.

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Shona Stone Sculpture: 'Circle of Love'

Dimensions / Data

height x width x depth (top)

inches

5 x 4 ¾ x 1 ¼ ( ½)

millimeters

126 x 121 x 32 (12)

Weight / Mass

0 lbs 15 oz / 425 g

· Shona sculptures impress, stimulate and inspire . The under 6" tall, dark green mottled green speckled black, naturally stained orange gem, carved using hand tools only as per custom, by a very talented unknown Shona sculptor in Zimbabwe*, often sells for more than $50 in USA and EU art galleries. The artists name the style "Circle (or ring) of Love"; the spirits of the Shona peoples' ancestors come to them in their dreams to reveal the images that dwell within the rock. After quarrying the rock with pickax and pry bar, the artists, use handmade tools to release the spirits trapped within the multicolored serpentine.
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