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Hand Crafted Tribal Multi Metal Bust of a Bushman

Hand Crafted Tribal Multi Metal Bust of a Bushman
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$114.00

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Hand Crafted Tribal Multi Metal Bust of a Bushman
The Zimbabwean artist Caspar De Vari creates these multi metal busts. The busts are cast out of various metals copper, brass, aluminum and zinc silver. This piece is signed and numbered and comes with an authenticity certificate, making this unique piece a limited edition. The most incredible thing about Casper's; work is the fact that he has managed to capture such fine detail in each, from the facial expressions to the texture of a fabric. This bust is of a Bushman male and is so accurate in detail that there is no mistaking the distinctive characteristics of the San.

Size : Height : 5 1/2 inches Length : 3 1/2 inches Width : 4 inches Weight 2lbs

The Bushmen known as hunter-gatherers and perhaps the finest of all prehistoric artists were gentle folk who enjoyed the great open spaces in Africa. Long ago before the coming of the more territorial and aggressive Bantu-speaking migrants from the north, the San Bushmen’s range was very wide. The Bushmen were dominant in an immense area stretching from East Africa to the Southern Cape shores and across the continent from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.

Southern Africa has one of the longest and richest rock art traditions in the world. Rock art, including paintings and engravings, is distributed widely over southern Africa. Evidence from painted stones in a cave deposit in Namibia shows that an artistic tradition, with the ritual and symbolism that is associated with it, extends back at least 25,000 years. The earliest evidence so far for engraving is 11,000 years old, but new finds could extend this back as well. The most recent paintings and engravings may be only 200 years old. It has been suggested that painting increased concomitant with ritual activities during times of social stress. The period of contact with European colonists may have been the most recent of such stimuli. Rock art is studied by archaeologists, anthropologists and art historians from archaeological, ethnographic, and artistic perspectives. This allows researchers access to a range of information that they can base their interpretations on.