Shona sculpture, crouching man
Sculpture in serpentine marble representing a crouching man. Signed on the back by Richard Mteki who was born in 1947 in Zimbabwe, where he joined during his youth the workshop School of the National Gallery. Mteki most common subject is the human form: " in many of his sculpted heads it is as if a peaceful hand had passed over the brow, shutting the eyes for sleeping" (C. Winter-Irving, author of "The stone sculpture in Zimbvabwe"). Mteki has been chosen to represent Zimbabwe through governement commissions for the state buildings and as gifts for foreign dignitaries. He's now one of the most prominent and collectables names in Zimbabwean sculpture. His works have been extensively collected in Germany, United Kingdom and the United States.
Dim: W: 11 in - D: 5,5in - H: 17,3in.
Dim: L:28cm, P:14cm, H:44cm.