Water Spirit
Edronce Rukodzi

2007

Springstone

84cm (h)

45cm (w)

13cm (d)

£1,750

This sculpture has a fantastic scaly surface texture, a variation on Edronce's trademark style of geometric patterning.

The njuzu (water spirit) is part of Shona mythology. They live in deep lakes and rivers, and may lure the unwary person into the water. Those who return from this experience are more likely to become shamen, as they have travelled between the physical and spiritual worlds.

Njuzu are thought of as mermaids, human on the top half and fish-like below, and are a common theme in sculpture in Zimbabwe.

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