Spirit Protecting Child (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

The spiritual world holds great importance in Shona culture, and Sampson Kuvenguhwa's art reflects this belief. Through his expertly crafted shona sculptures, Kuvenguhwa celebrates the significance of spiritual protection and guidance, as seen in his stunning sculpture of a spirit watching over a child.

Crafted from steatite stone, the sculpture is a true work of art, with intricate lines and curves that create a sense of power and protection. Sam Kuve's attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the sculpture, from the delicate features of the spirit to the protective stance and expression of the child.

As a highly skilled Shona stone sculptor, Sam's work is deeply rooted in his cultural heritage. His sculptures reflect the rich history and traditions of the Shona people, and celebrate the beauty and significance of their beliefs and practices.

If you're looking to add a unique piece of African art to your collection, consider investing in a Sampson Kuvenguhwa Shona sculpture. His pieces are not only beautiful, but also meaningful, capturing the spirit and culture of Zimbabwe in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.


Carved by Sam in the mid to late 90's.   Stands about 30cm high.

A very unusual beautiful stone, green colour with a lot of brown included.

Click here to learn about the stones used in Zimbabwe by sculptors.

Spirits and Angels in Shona culture