Resting Lion

2019

Guruve Serpentine

  • 12cm (h)
  • 20.5cm (w)
  • 12.5cm (d)

3kg

A lovely sculpture of a resting male lion – made especially for us by Ephraim as a special request.

This quirky, almost cartoonish, representation of a lion is typical of Ephraim’s work. He is one of the last living first-generation artists from Zimbabwe’s shona sculpture movement.

Ephraim has signed it on the base.

This sculpture is made from a hard variety of greenĀ serpentine stone from the area around Guruve in northern Zimbabwe. The addition of a coat of clear wax at the end of the sculpting process enhances the natural colours in the stone.