smooth black Springstone Serpentine sculpted in shape of a bird perched on a pedestal inscribed with geometric shapes
smooth black Springstone Serpentine sculpted in shape of a bird perched on a pedestal inscribed with geometric shapes

Shona Sculpture - Zimbabwe Bird

Artist: 
Richard Mteki
Materials: 
Springstone serpentine

This is one of three pieces of African stone sculpture from the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe that now grace the campus. My Good Family is in the lobby of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Guiding Spirit is located in the North Avenue Dining Hall, and Zimbabwe Bird is located in the Wenn Student Center near Burdell's. The sculptures are gifts from the collection of Caroll B. and Peter M. Shannon.