Queen Of Africa
Richard Mupumha

2016

Lepidolite

23cm (h)

13cm (w)

7cm (d)

3kg

SOLD

An elegantly sculpted head with elaborate hairdo, befitting a queen. The queen is supposedly the most beautiful of women, since the king can choose the prettiest girl to marry.

Lepidolite is a mineral of the mica group, containing lithium. For the geologists among you, find out more here. This deep purple stone came from Bikita, one of two sources in Zimbabwe. Girl Paying Attention by Sylvester Mubayi is made from lepidolite from the other mine, which is more lilac.

Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Queen Of Africa - left side Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Queen Of Africa - right side Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Queen Of Africa - back