Resting Baboon


Brown Serpentine

  • 48cm (h)
  • 30cm (w)
  • 14cm (d)


Master first-generation Zimbabwean sculptor Henry Munyaradzi, the most sought-after name in the Shona sculpture movement

Henry Munyaradzi


The respected Matombo Gallery of Harare, Zimbabwe originally bought this piece directly from Henry, who is the most sought-after name in the Shona sculpture movement.

Matombo exported it to the USA for Henry Munyaradzi’s solo exhibition at Nicole Gallery in Chicago in January 1991. Here it remained until 2012. Then a private collector in the UK purchased it; they are now offering it for sale through Guruve.

It is in very good condition – there are two small patches where the wax polish has faded. These are visible in the photos, on the hand and on the back. We can add extra wax for the buyer if they wish.

The sculpture has Henry’s typical signature on the base. For provenance, Matombo and Guruve paperwork accompanies the piece.

Beware of less scrupulous people than ourselves selling non-authentic ‘Henrys’ – if the piece or the price looks to good to be true, there’s probably a reason for it.

This piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there;
P&P at buyer’s expense. If you’re interested, do contact us for a shipping quote, giving us your delivery address including postal code.