Horns
Nesbert Mukomberanwa

2015

Springstone

94cm (h)

36cm (w)

19cm (d)

42kg

£1,950

These are cow horns used by the n'anga (witchdoctor) for divination ceremonies for casting out bad spirits.

So simple but powerful, the best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture holds its own on an international stage - especially when the inspiration for the work bridges the divide between modern living and traditional beliefs and makes the story behind the sculpture so intriguing.

Nesbert's art has recently developed in a very interesting abstract direction, and his new pieces, with their utter simplicity and clean lines, are very exciting.

Springstone is suitable for outdoor display as it is frost-resistant - it is dense and impermeable and has very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action. The brown lines are natural veins in the stone.

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