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African Shona Elephant Sculpture, "Shona Elephant"

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Shona art, created by Zimbabwe's largest tribe, is one of the most significant... more

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Shona art, created by Zimbabwe's largest tribe, is one of the most significant art forms to come out of Africa in the 20th century. Family relationships, such as this pair, are often represented by the animal kingdom in Shona art. The artists believe that their chiseling and polishing releases the spirit form that is trapped within the rapoka stone. Zimbabwe artist Pangani Kwinjo presents the sculpture.

As each piece is one of a kind, please expect variation in the color and veining of the stone. The placement of the baby elephant may also vary.

  • 2.27 kgs
  • 5.0 lbs
  • 21.6 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 5.1 cm D
  • 8.5" H x 6.5" W x 2" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Zimbabwe.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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10/31/2018

"beautifully crafted"

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i collect elephants and buddhas. this one is so beautiful.

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11/02/2017

"This a Great Sculpture"

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The Item is well made and beautiful.

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For Display on Special Case Heavy well made beautiful

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12/09/2018

"Mother and Baby Elephant"

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If someone loves elephants, this is the perfect gift.

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11/27/2018

"Very nicely made."

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We already had the giraffes sculpture and this is a perfect companion.

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10/31/2017

"Beautiful!"

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Wonderfully handcrafted. Stone is perfectly smooth with beautiful clean lines. Very safely packaged. Totally happy with this purchase!

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03/11/2021

"disappointing"

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we purchased this to replace a novica shona elephant that our cleaning folks broke. unfortunately it is a boring brown rather than the marbled green of the original (and as pictured in the catalog).

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06/12/2021

"Great game"

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My family and I love the game. Its simple and great for a large group. The box is beautiful and well made.

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Verified Reviewer

06/09/2021

"Just beautiful"

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Well made sturdy and oh so pretty

Best Uses

  • Hanging in my garden and with a breeze make a lovely tinkling sound

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06/06/2021

"Great to have!"

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Very informative. Cant wait to use it on the road.

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From Las Vegas/NV/USA

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06/01/2021

"Cute Clock"

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This mini cuckoo clock keeps great time. There is a choice between it playing music or having the cuckoo sound. The clock is very well constructed and looks great. The volume is perfect too.

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From New Hampshire, USA

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05/30/2021

"So much lovelier than I expected!"

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I was so pleasantly surprised with the quality craftsmanship of this piece! I will certainly my be buyer more as special gifts for loved ones.

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05/29/2021

"Nice almanac"

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I thought this would be a nice gift for my daughter as she is an artist and can use it for reference. She liked it very much.

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