Chief Guard



  • 28cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 10cm (d)


Famous Zimbabwean sculptor Edward Chiwawa of the Shona sculpture art movement

Edward Chiwawa


“He is the protector of the chief, watching his back, like a bodyguard. He’s like a second eye, looking out for problems; he has to be always so attentive.”

This sculpture shows a strong man, with responsibility to his chief; he is on constant alert, and this shows on his face.

This glorious bright green stone is verdite. Verdite is a very hard and expensive semi-precious stone that is much prized by Zimbabwean sculptors for its beautiful deep green colour. It is very hard and is suitable for outdoor display in all climates.

Edward has signed this piece on the base.