Be Humble, Let Them Greet


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 62cm (h)
  • 22cm (w)
  • 13cm (d)


portrait photo of Moses Masaya

Moses Masaya


This striking example of Moses Masaya‘s work is being advertised for sale on behalf of a private collector.

Here, Moses is articulating an important aspect of Shona culture, which is the emphasis on humility. This sculpture shows that even a strong man must also be humble. When you greet someone, especially someone senior to you, you must show humility – shown through his lowered eyes and his neatly folded hands.

The respected Matombo Gallery of Harare, Zimbabwe originally bought this sculpture directly from Moses in 1992.

Matombo exported it to Hong Kong for the Art Asia Fair in 1993. They subsequently exported it to the USA. It was purchased by a private collector from an exhibition at the Nicole Gallery in Chicago in 2002. They brought this piece to the UK, and it has remained in their private collection until now.

It is in immaculate condition. Full Matombo paperwork accompanies the piece.

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