This museum-quality work by Joseph, perhaps the most respected Zimbabwean sculptor, is being sold on behalf of a third party, who acquired it from an expat Rhodesian in the USA in 1987.
It does not have any official provenance regarding the purchase or its previous history. However, it is unmistakeably an original ‘Joseph’ and is signed and dated in his usual style on the base. There is also a charming story attached which the seller will provide to the buyer in a covering letter.
The piece does have some minor superficial damage, but its condition is commensurate with a piece of this age and adds to its authenticity. Restoration by Guruve is offered at the buyer’s request and expense. The piece is in the USA and will be shipped from there.