The Prayer


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 38cm (h)
  • 16cm (w)
  • 10cm (d)


This striking sculpture is a super example of the work of the late great Nicholas Mukomberanwa. He has sculpted the stylized lines of the hands and hair with such confidence!

Many collectors of Shona sculpture, ourselves included, regard Nicholas as the greatest sculptor Zimbabwe has ever produced. His work rarely comes onto the open market, as most pieces are treasured items held in private collections.

In particular, small sculptures are very rare and hard to find, as ‘big’ artists tend to make big pieces! Therefore, this piece represents a super opportunity for a collector to add a lovely little ‘Nicholas’ to their Shona sculpture collection.

Guruve is offering The Prayer for sale on behalf of a private collector who acquired it in 2012, from a gallery in Zimbabwe. A certificate of authenticity from the Harare gallery (and also one from Guruve) accompany the piece.

The piece is signed on the base; photo available on request.

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

Payment can be in pounds, or in USD equivalent – approximately $5,250 (as at March 2023).

Imperial measurements are:
15″ (h) x 6 1/4″ (w) x 4″ (d) and 15 1/2lbs.