Bust of a Young Girl
18.0 x 10.5 x 8.9 cms
Portrait bust of a young girl executed in Ngoni’s typical, delicate style. The use of the semi-precious stone, verdite, gives the work an unusual richness.
There is an ancient tradition of stone sculpture among the Shona people of Zimbabwe. However, the modern Shona sculptural movement is relatively recent, developing with extraordinary rapidity since the 1950s. Governmental encouragement, international popular acclaim and high levels of skill have created one of the most dynamic art forms in contemporary Africa.