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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 317 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Spirits in Stone

SHONA SCULPTURE OF ZIMBABWE

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The iconic stone sculpture called Shona, whose name means “great stone house,” comes from the southern African state of Zimbabwe. The sculpture gets its name from the Shona people, the largest indigenous group in Zimbabwe. Similar to many cultures around the world, the Shona believe that every living thing contains a spirit and through the process of carving, the spirit in the stone will be revealed. A variety of native stones, including serpentine, granite, and ...

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