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Elephant


Price: $525.00
This African art sculpture is known as Shona sculpture because it is carved by the Shona of Zimbabwe.  In Shona folklore, the elephant or 'Nzou' symbolizes patience and long life.  Elephants are esteemed by the Shona for their great devotion, loyalty and dedication for one another - all  fundamental values in the Shona culture.  Family bonds, respect for eachother,  support, and love are central to the Shona beliefs and the elephant, symbolizes this to them. 
 
The stone is serpentine and can be found in Zimbabwe with  colors ranging from black and green to yellows, orange, grey, red, and even purple.  Each piece is unique, both in the expression made by the sculptor's hands and in the natural patterns in the rock formed millions of years ago.  
 
Medium:  Serpentine Stone
 
Height:  14 inches
Width:  14.5 inches
Weight:  22.5 pounds
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