African Beauty


Avocado Serpentine

  • 94cm (h)
  • 37cm (w)
  • 27cm (d)


portrait photo of Joe Mutasa

Joe Mutasa


African Beauty is a substantial and imposing work by Joe, one of Shona sculpture’s best-known ‘second generation’ sculptors.

Joe’s work is collected worldwide and his pieces are highly sought after. He is particularly well-known for the precisely chiselled elegant features of his beautiful ladies, and this is a super example of his quintessential style.

This hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’, due to its interesting green and yellow colouration. The colours in the stone are entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax. It is impermeable and frost-resistant; therefore it is suitable for display outdoors.

The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.