Daughter-in-Law
Edward Chiwawa

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

20cm (h)

18cm (w)

17cm (d)

3.5kg

£400

The daughter-in-law is a commonly recurring theme in Zimbabwean sculpture, embodying the most valued feminine qualities of beauty, fertility and humbleness.

Edward has signed it on the base.

This wonderfully colourful stone is a variety of serpentine. It is an excellent sculpture medium as it has a dense, even internal structure of small grains of rock and very few flaws. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.

Shona stone sculpture Daughter-in-Law by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - front Shona stone sculpture Daughter-in-Law by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - from above Shona stone sculpture Daughter-in-Law by Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa - right side