Gorgeous Shona verdite stone sculpture of an African nobleman by Tendayi (also Tendai) Tandi (from the world renowned Tandi family).
Beautiful hand carved verdite stone with natural differing shades of green and brown swirls. Amazing detail with intricate carvings resulting in real life effect.
The Green Stone of Africa Verdite, a semi-
precious stone, occurs among some of the oldest rocks in the world,
dating back over 3500 million years. Because there is only one known
deposit in Zimbabwe and no other deposit of comparable quality anywhere in the world, verdite artworks have the double attraction of
beauty & intrinsic value. Because it is a quickly diminishing resource,
the passage of time can only enhance this attraction. Verdite has only
been found in very close proximity to gold. Rare and beautiful, verdite
occurs in a variety of changing patterns & shades ranging from golden
browns to rich emerald greens & blues.
Height: 11 1/2: x Width: 6 1/4" x Depth: 6"