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Edmore Chijumani

2015

'Butter Jade'

44.5cm (h)

69cm (w)

18cm (d)

46.5kg

SOLD

During the breeding season, everyone looks at their best, hoping to find a mate.

This is an exceptional sculpture from Edmore, well-known for his lovely sculptures of fish. The combination of the gorgeous stone and the movement of sculpture brings an iridescent bream to life.

'Butter jade' is the local Zimbabwean name for this beautiful and extremely hard variety of stone. It is not a serpentine, as the internal structure of fine grains is layered (usually cream and pale green), and when it is sculpted it works much more like a flint.

Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Looking For A Partner Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Looking For A Partner Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Looking For A Partner