United (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

This exquisite Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa in his Mapiti style,  stands at 80 cm in height and features three figures united in the piece. The green verdite stone used in the sculpture adds to its beauty and poignancy. It is clear that the concept of family and friendship is important to Sam, as seen in many of his works.

The figures in the Shona sculpture seem to be intertwined, representing the strong bonds between them. The intricate details on each figure are expertly crafted, showcasing Sam's skill and talent as a sculptor. The use of the verdite stone adds a unique dimension to the piece, with its blend of light and dark shades.

As with many of his sculptures, this piece captures the essence of the Shona culture, where the importance of community and relationships is emphasized. The emotions and relationships between the figures are palpable, making the sculpture both beautiful and emotionally moving.

Sam Kuve has once again created a masterpiece with this Shona sculpture, showcasing his ability to bring stone to life and evoke emotion through his work. The size of the piece allows it to be a statement piece in any setting, drawing the eye and captivating the viewer with its beauty and depth.


Green Verdite Stone carving. Click here to learn about the stones used in Zimbabwe by sculptors.

Bond of the close family in Shona culture

Sculpted by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve