The Hunter (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Hunting is both a necessity for survival and a symbol of strength and skill. In the hands of master sculptor Sampson Kuvenguhwa, the image of a hunter carrying his bounty takes on a life of its own in beautifully carved Shona stone sculptures.

Kuvenguhwa's attention to detail and use of his unique Mapiti style allows him to capture the essence of the hunt, from the muscular form of the hunter to the intricately rendered details of the animal he has captured. The result is a stunning work of art that speaks to the importance of both luck and food in Shona culture.

Whether displayed in a private collection or as part of a larger exhibition, a Sampson Kuvenguhwa Shona sculpture depicting a hunter with his catch is sure to captivate and inspire. Each sculpture is a testament to Kuvenguhwa's skill as a master sculptor and the enduring beauty and significance of Shona art.



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

 Sam comments to his sculpture:

What luck, Amai thought, now I can have a big party with my family and friends.

Some general knowledge on the value of Hunting in Shona culture .

Sculpted by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve.  Stands about 35cm high.