My First Grandson
Edward Chiwawa

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

34cm (h)

17cm (w)

15.5cm (d)

9.5kg

£695

Becoming a grandparent marks entry into the third, and most senior, stage of life in Shona society. Of course, a man delights in his first male grandchild.

No-one can greet you properly, respectfully, as a senior person until you become a grandparent - sekuru for a man and ambuya for a woman.

Edward has signed it on the base.

This colourful stone is a variety of serpentine. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a layer of clear wax.

Shona stone sculpture My First Grandson by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - front right Shona stone sculpture My First Grandson by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - front left Shona stone sculpture My First Grandson by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - right side