"Angry Hippopotamus" in Springstone Serpentine, Signed Sculpture By Shingi Chatsami from Canon Paterson Craft Society, Mbare, Zimbabwe
This Shona Sculpture of an Angered Hippo from Zimbabwe was carved by Shingi Chatsami, and signed by the prolific sculptor.
The “Angry Hippopotamus” is made of Springstone Serpentine, a heavy, dense and hard variety of serpentine that is almost all black, with tints and tones of light green and brown peering through the natural black stone.
Serpentine is a natutally occuring magnesium Silicate Mineral with a heavy, dense feel. It often looks rather like snake or reptile skin owing to the naturally appearing colours. Serpentine is a stone stimulating energy and allowing people to access deep psychic and spiritual growth.
Shingi Chatsami is a member of the Canon Paterson Craft Society, Zimbabwe's oldest art cooperative.
Height: 19.5 cm / 7.67 in
Width: 9.3 cm / 3.66 in
Weight: 2.45 kg /5.40 lbs
Nharo started travelling to Zimbabwe in late 2002, working with artists from the Canon Paterson Craft cooperative located in Mbare, Zimbabwe.
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