Terence Paradzai Nehumba - African (Shona)

Kudu, 2004
Sculpture, Springstone
35.75 x 13.50 x 9 in
SKU: 11462g
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'Kudu' is an original springstone sculpture signed by the Zimbabwean artist Terence Paradzai Nehumba. Terence was trained in the Shona stone carving tradition and this is an excellent early example of his work, combining abstract and animal forms. Indeed, the sculpture could be described as animal interlace, as the necks of the two Greater Kudu, an antelope species native to eastern and southern Africa, entwine together to make a figure eight. The sculpture subtly references the water as well as the land as the negative space between the antlers of the kudu outline the form of a fish. The abstract forms of these animals allow them to encapsulate abstract and spiritual meanings and to connect the creatures of the world with its creator. Indeed, the sculpture resembles another sculpture by Terence entitled 'Receiving Heavenly Blessing' where a human figure's head and hand emerge from the top of the figure eight.

35.75 x 13.5 x 9 inches
12 x 12-inch base included at request of buyer
117 lbs
signed "T.P. Nehumba" along bottom
acquired directly from the artist
overall excellent condition with no signs of wear or damage