A lovely little Henry water beetle, with his trademark angular face and perfectly round eyes.
It's a great opportunity to own a piece by Zimbabwe's most famous and collectable 'first-generation' sculptor from the Shona sculpture movement.
This piece is being sold through Guruve by a collector, who bought it in 1992 when he was working in Zimbabwe, directly from the artist himself.
The seller also has a photo of Henry with the piece, taken on Henry's farm in Ruwa, which is superb provenance to accompany the piece. Henry has signed this piece on the base.
Tengenenge serpentine, from a mine near the sculpture community, has a more crystalline internal structure than other serpentines, but from the point of view of sculpting, it is similarly durable.