Amazed

2021

Cobalt Stone (Serpentine)

  • 41.5cm (h)
  • 28.5cm (w)
  • 17.5cm (d)

19.5kg

portrait photo of Tutani Mgabazi

Tutani Mgabazi

Sculptor

“She is looking up, she has seen or heard something surprising.”

This piece is an original and unique work of art. Tutani has signed it on the back. We provide a wealth of supporting literature with every Guruve sculpture. This includes a certificate of authenticity and Tutani’s biography with a photo of him with this very piece.

‘Cobalt stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name for this fascinating purple and green variety of serpentine. As far as we know, it doesn’t contain any actual cobalt mineral – perhaps it was originally discovered near a cobalt mine.

Typically, cobalt stone is not quite as hard as springstone, though it is still much more durable than soapstone. For this reason, we wouldn’t recommend this piece for outdoor display over winter. However, as it not very big, it’s more likely to be displayed indoors anyway.