Kneeling Stone Goddess Figure

Kneeling Stone Goddess Figure

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Kneeling Stone Goddess Figure

This stunning Shona sculpture of a female torso is hand carved in serpentine stone. 

This kneeling Goddess is a celebration of the feminine and it is hand carved from serpentine stone. The Shona tribe of Zimbabwe - the word Shona literally translated means "the house of stone" - are considered by many to be among the world's finest sculptors. Modern Shona artisans select and quarry their own stones, just as they did thousands of years ago. Statues are hand-carved using simple chisels, polished with sand and beeswax, and heated on a fire to bring out their brilliant colors. Variations in the stone color go from dark to lighter brown or green, and they are all in essence one of a kind pieces. It is what makes hand made pieces unique and beautiful!

Measurements are approximate:
Height: 7" to 8"
Width: 3" to 4"
Depth: 3.4" to 5"

The Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, literally translated as "the house of stone," are considered by many to be among the world's finest sculptors.

Modern Shona artisans select and quarry their own stones, just as they did thousands of years ago.

Statues are hand-carved using simple chisels, polished with sand and beeswax, and heated on a fire to bring out their brilliant colors.