Showing Concern
Nesbert Mukomberanwa

2016

'Lemon Opal' Stone

24.5cm (h)

14cm (w)

11cm (d)

3kg

SOLD

A compassionate lady, looking down with concern and tenderness.

A lovely small example of Nesbert's sculpture, with confident sweeping lines and the trademark delicate face. This a great entry-level piece for the budding collector, and would also make a lovely gift.

'Lemon Opal Stone' is the local Zimbabwean name for a translucent light green serpentine stone. It is becoming less common as the mine is running out, which is a shame.

It is of a similar hardness to springstone (i.e. a lot harder than what is known as common opal stone, which scratches easily like soapstone). It does NOT contain opals, sorry!

Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Showing Concern - front Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Showing Concern - left side Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Showing Concern - right side