Global Art & Artifacts

Original Shona Sculpture.  Erpios Zimbabwe  Africa

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Shona stone sculptures generated a lot of excitement in the art world in the 1960s.  They were fresh and unique.  In the 1980’s – after Zimbabwe’s independence – Shona art pieces resurfaced and many of the larger pieces ended up in museums and private homes.


This piece came from a private home from a collector in Oregon.  I was told it came from a second generation sculptor, which puts the artist’s work in high demand. Signed Erpios.   Erpios, Chingwaro, and other Shona artists (who were at the forefront, early-years of this art) saw their artwork drop in value from $6,000 per piece to $2,000 in just the recent years.   From my experience, this is a cyclical value and genuine & original Shona art will see a comeback in a couple of years.  In fact, you can count on it.


There are a couple of scratches that can be seen up close only.


The green stone is gorgeous as is the abstract sculpture itself.  Who does not want an original at this price?


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