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This sculpture is part of a private collection. Our client is willing to consider all serious offers. This piece was acquired in the early 1980’s from Tengenenge Art Village in Zimbabwe directly from Tom Bloomfield and was subsequently loaned to the Zimbabwean Embassy in Japan, for a long-term exhibit at the Tokyo Okura Hotel. This is an outstanding piece from an artist that was largely responsible for encouraging the Shona sculpture movement to use harder stones.
This is piece has been verified by the Tengenenge Art Gallery as being authentic and is supplied with a signed certificate by Dominic Benhura, the now director at Tengenenge. The piece itself is also engraved/signed by Boira.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Boira Mteki 1949-1991. Boira Mteki was one of the first generation sculptors. He was the originator of using the stone medium for carving primordial heads and his influence can still be seen in many of today's contemporary heads and busts. In these early works we are able to identify his application and focus in his carvings. In particular Boira was one of the first artists under the tutelage of Frank McEwen to carve from harder and more challenging materials. Limestone & Granite typified Boira's chosen mediums.
We are currently looking for collectors who may wish to buy this piece and are open to all serious offers.
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