Advising Aunt

2016

Flower Serpentine

  • 29.5cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 11cm (d)

7.5kg

An aunt with her niece.

“She is giving her niece advice on how to live, how to go on with life.”

In Shona culture, the relationship between a girl and her mother’s sister is a strong one, and the aunt may offer advice on sensitive issues, such as puberty and sexuality.

Edward has signed it on the base.

This mottled green stone is a hard variety of serpentine. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural; clear wax has been applied to the surface to reveal the depth of colour within.