logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
item-103540408=1
item-103540408=2
item-103540408=3
item-103540408=4
item-103540408=5
African Shona Women bust

Lot 0019 Details

Description
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe. ( Indigenous to )
Detailed to almost realistic, showing the young maiden with her traditional jewelry and wear encapsulating the spirit of this vibrant women.


History
The Kalanga people founded kingdoms on the Zimbabwe plateau in the 11th century. Great Zimbabwe,
the kingdom of Zimbabwe's capital, has started construction.
The Torwa dynasty ruled Butua, and the Mutapa kingdom came before the Rozvi Empire (which lasted into the 19th century).

In the dynasties, brother followed brother, resulting in civil wars that the Portuguese exploited in the 16th century.
A number of chiefs, sub-chiefs, and headmen were governed by the kings.
The Shona people, who are one of the main Bantu ethnic groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, were also part of the Bantu migration.


Additional Information
Stone sculptures by the Shona were discovered in the 1940s and are well-known.
Shona sculpture originated in the eleventh century and peaked in the thirteenth
and fourteenth centuries before falling out of favor until their rediscovery in the mid-twentieth century.

While the majority of the sculptures are of birds or humans made of sedimentary stone (such as soapstone),
others are made of harder stone such as serpentinite and the rarer verdict.
Zimbabwean artists started carving stone sculptures for sale to European art collectors in the 1950s.
The sculptures quickly became famous, and art museums all over the world purchased and displayed them.

Shona sculpture is also the name given to a new Zimbabwean movement of stone carving sculpture.
Modern Shona sculpture is a continuation of a tradition that started as an evolving artistic trend in the mid-nineteenth century.
Frank McEwen's efforts resulted in the creation of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe,
and his ability to give the Shona people a voice through art resulted in the first generation of internationally recognized Shona artists.

Butter jade is popular in South Africa and is used in the Shona Sculpture movement,
but it is rarely found elsewhere. It was formed 50 million years ago and was given its distinctive darker streaks
and lines by layers of fossilized algae as the rock formed.

Provenance
Acquired early 1990's(Letlhabile, Republic of South Africa)
Commissioned by Lidwala African Art Gallery to Joes African Art & Collectables, revised as Rana & Rana African Art.

Founding member Joe’s African Art & Collectibles
E R Amarathlal ( Curator, African Art Centre
Foundation 1995 to 2005)
Rana Brothers 2018 – date

Comparisons/Referencing

Works Cited Percy Zvomuya. “In Praise of African Art: How Shona Sculpting Emerged. ” The Mail & Guardian, 4 June 2021, mg.co.za/friday/2021-06-04-in-praise-of-african-art-how-shona-sculpting-emerged/.

Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. “Great Zimbabwe (11th – 15th Century). ” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 –.(October 2001)

Huffman, Thomas N. “The Soapstone Birds from Great Zimbabwe. ” African Arts, vol. 18, no. 3, 1985, pp. 68 – 100.






Material
Shona Stone/Butter Jade

Artist
Masimba Musoro

Artist : Living / Deceased
De

Est Age
late 20th century

Dimensions (millimeters)
H210 x L120 x D90

Weight (kg)
3kg

Export Price ($)
190

Certificate of Authenticity (Y/N)
Y

NFT Included ( Hedera Hashgraph - HTS )
NFT - Non-fungible token. The first ever African Art NFT.
A NFT is a certificate, digitized on digital ledger technology.
By utilizing the power of the 2nd tier Hedera Hashgraph, NFTs enforce
artwork validity.
Condition
Prestine condition.
Buyer's Premium
  • 5%

African Shona Women bust

Estimate $500 - $1,200
3d
0h
27m
48s
$500Starting Bid
Starting Price $500
Your Maximum Bid: Secure
$500
2 bidders watching this item
Get pre-approved to bid live.Register For Auction
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
Offers In-House Shipping
Rana and Rana African Art
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 3:15 AM EDT
Durban, ZA
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0019: African Shona Women bust

Current Bid: $500
0 Bids
Est. $500 - $1,200Starting Price $500
Rana - Rana African Art & NFT Collection
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 3:15 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 5%

Lot 0019 Details

Description
...
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe. ( Indigenous to )
Detailed to almost realistic, showing the young maiden with her traditional jewelry and wear encapsulating the spirit of this vibrant women.


History
The Kalanga people founded kingdoms on the Zimbabwe plateau in the 11th century. Great Zimbabwe,
the kingdom of Zimbabwe's capital, has started construction.
The Torwa dynasty ruled Butua, and the Mutapa kingdom came before the Rozvi Empire (which lasted into the 19th century).

In the dynasties, brother followed brother, resulting in civil wars that the Portuguese exploited in the 16th century.
A number of chiefs, sub-chiefs, and headmen were governed by the kings.
The Shona people, who are one of the main Bantu ethnic groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, were also part of the Bantu migration.


Additional Information
Stone sculptures by the Shona were discovered in the 1940s and are well-known.
Shona sculpture originated in the eleventh century and peaked in the thirteenth
and fourteenth centuries before falling out of favor until their rediscovery in the mid-twentieth century.

While the majority of the sculptures are of birds or humans made of sedimentary stone (such as soapstone),
others are made of harder stone such as serpentinite and the rarer verdict.
Zimbabwean artists started carving stone sculptures for sale to European art collectors in the 1950s.
The sculptures quickly became famous, and art museums all over the world purchased and displayed them.

Shona sculpture is also the name given to a new Zimbabwean movement of stone carving sculpture.
Modern Shona sculpture is a continuation of a tradition that started as an evolving artistic trend in the mid-nineteenth century.
Frank McEwen's efforts resulted in the creation of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe,
and his ability to give the Shona people a voice through art resulted in the first generation of internationally recognized Shona artists.

Butter jade is popular in South Africa and is used in the Shona Sculpture movement,
but it is rarely found elsewhere. It was formed 50 million years ago and was given its distinctive darker streaks
and lines by layers of fossilized algae as the rock formed.

Provenance
Acquired early 1990's(Letlhabile, Republic of South Africa)
Commissioned by Lidwala African Art Gallery to Joes African Art & Collectables, revised as Rana & Rana African Art.

Founding member Joe’s African Art & Collectibles
E R Amarathlal ( Curator, African Art Centre
Foundation 1995 to 2005)
Rana Brothers 2018 – date

Comparisons/Referencing

Works Cited Percy Zvomuya. “In Praise of African Art: How Shona Sculpting Emerged. ” The Mail & Guardian, 4 June 2021, mg.co.za/friday/2021-06-04-in-praise-of-african-art-how-shona-sculpting-emerged/.

Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. “Great Zimbabwe (11th – 15th Century). ” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 –.(October 2001)

Huffman, Thomas N. “The Soapstone Birds from Great Zimbabwe. ” African Arts, vol. 18, no. 3, 1985, pp. 68 – 100.






Material
Shona Stone/Butter Jade

Artist
Masimba Musoro

Artist : Living / Deceased
De

Est Age
late 20th century

Dimensions (millimeters)
H210 x L120 x D90

Weight (kg)
3kg

Export Price ($)
190

Certificate of Authenticity (Y/N)
Y

NFT Included ( Hedera Hashgraph - HTS )
NFT - Non-fungible token. The first ever African Art NFT.
A NFT is a certificate, digitized on digital ledger technology.
By utilizing the power of the 2nd tier Hedera Hashgraph, NFTs enforce
artwork validity.
Condition
...
Prestine condition.

Contacts

Rana and Rana African Art
27647508514
Durban,
South Africa
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
As Seen On
NBC
ABC
Today
Chicago Tribune
Architectural Digest
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
BACK TO TOP