Lonely Herd Boy


Brown Serpentine

  • 44cm (h)
  • 17cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)


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

Henry Munyaradzi


This lovely example of Henry Munyaradzi‘s work is being advertised for sale on behalf of a private collector.

The current owner acquired this piece at auction. It came from a private collection but unfortunately without accompanying paperwork.

However, this doesn’t matter at all since the sculpture is documented twice:

  • in the catalogue from the ‘The Magic Of Henry’ exhibition at Chapungu in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1987 and
  • its image appears in the much-quoted article by Michael Shepherd writing in the Sunday Telegraph in 1984 where he waxes lyrical on the wonders of the Shona sculpture art movement.

The buyer will receive a copy of the article and a scanned copy of this rare book, as well as an authentication certificate from Guruve.

Guruve have professionally restored this sculpture so it is now in immaculate condition. We can provide photos of its pre-restoration condition, which was poor and commensurate with its age.

Henry has signed the piece on the base. In fact, it appears he has signed it twice, where the second signature amends an initial mistake. We can provide a photo of the base. Guruve are happy that this piece is a genuine ‘Henry’, despite its unusual signature.

This piece is in the UK and Guruve will ship it from there;
P&P is at buyer’s expense.