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Product ID: 301740

African Shona Elephant Sculpture, "Shona Elephant"

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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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3,626

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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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01/23/2020

"Beautiful elegant sculpture for my living room"

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I have always loved elephants since, as a small child, I saw my first live elephant when a circus visited my community. Being a graphic artist, I was drawn to this sculpture by its simplicity in representing the bond between the parent and child elephant. The beauty in the craftsmanship and elegance in design make this sculpture a centerpiece in my living room and a wonderful topic of conversation.

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10/24/2020

"leaf colours"

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it has beautiful colours and sound

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10/23/2020

"Amazing."

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This small cuckoo clock keeps perfect time, and it a beautiful addition to any home.

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10/17/2020

"A classic game for all ages"

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A great family game for al ages. I learned it in Milwaukee where they play it in bars, but it is a great game for children to learn counting. The box is beautiful and can be left out on a shelf for easy access. Or it can be tucked into a game cupboard.

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From Vermont

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10/15/2020

"Lovely"

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I had seen something similar, but not nearly as nice as this! The sun shining through it is lovely, and I like the sound of the glass tinkling.

Best Uses

  • Relaxation

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10/15/2020

"Love my sisters"

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I got this for my sisters birthday several years ago. Just the other day she commented again how it is her most favorite piece in the yard. Thank you.

Best Uses

  • Yard art

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From AL, USA

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10/14/2020

"This is now a cherished traveling item"

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This was a gift to my sister and her husband who travel worldwide. They love to take this item with them.

Best Uses

  • It is used in their meditation room at home as well as traveling to other cities

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: 'just because'
 
 
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