Humble Woman

2017

Flower Serpentine

  • 26.5cm (h)
  • 14.5cm (w)
  • 7.5cm (d)

3.5kg

She bows her head to show she is humble and demure, qualities much valued in women in traditional Zimbabwean culture.

Nesbert incorporates his trademark face with its delicate features into a sculpture with unusual form and colour – a very eye-catching small sculpture from Nesbert, and excellent value.

The base is made of springstone (serpentine). It is a rectangle 12cm x 9cm and 2.5cm in height. The total height given above is the height for the sculpture and base combined. The sculpture is pinned and glued to the base.

‘Flower serpentine’ is the local Zimbabwean name given to this very colourful type of serpentine, which is often a mixture of red and green. This variety comes from the area around the town of Guruve in northern Zimbabwe.

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