Daughter-in-Law

2016

Flower Serpentine

  • 20cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 17cm (d)

3.5cm

The daughter-in-law (‘muroora’) is a commonly recurring theme in the Zimbabwean sculpture movement, embodying the feminine qualities of beauty, fertility and humbleness that Shona society values most highly in a woman.

Edward has signed it on the base.

This wonderfully colourful stone is a variety of serpentine. It is an excellent sculpture medium as it has a dense, even internal structure of small grains of rock and very few flaws. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.