An aunt with her niece:
"She is giving her advice on how to live, how to go on with life."
In Shona culture, the relationship between a girl and her mother's sister is a strong one, and the aunt may offer advice on sensitive issues, such as puberty and sexuality.
Edward has signed it on the base.
This mottled green stone is a hard variety of serpentine. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural; clear wax has been applied to the surface to reveal the depth of colour within.