This is a genuine work by John Takawira from circa 1990, being sold by a private collector through Guruve.
It was originally acquired from the artist by a dealer who exhibited Zimbabwean sculpture in the USA. No paperwork came from John, who was apparently shy of paying tax!
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe attempted to purchase this piece in 2000, and they were completely satisfied that the piece is genuine, as are we.
The current owner can provide provenance in the form of a letter tracing the piece from John to the present day, along with supporting emails.
We have not examined the piece, but it appears to be in very good condition and is sold as seen. It is signed in John's customary style.