Thanksgiving
Jetro Zinyeka

2014

Fruit Serpentine

64cm (h)

30cm (w)

31cm (d)

84.5kg

SOLD

"We see an individual with hands together. It means they are grateful for something someone has done for them. In our tradition, people usually give thanks to show their appreciation and also to show respect and humbleness when greeting people."

As ever, art from another culture provides the viewer with fascinating insights into life in a different society.

As a refreshing contrast to the predominantly abstract sculpture that we show, this is a stylish yet solid figurative work by the brother of the late Gladman Zinyeka.

'Fruit serpentine' is the local Zimbabwean name for this very colourful, slightly translucent type of serpentine stone.

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