Specializing in Verdite:

"The Green Stone of Africa" also known as "Africa's Green Gold"

...a thing of beauty and a genuine investment

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Artwork for the discerning collector!

- Zimbabwe Shona Verdite Stone Sculpture,

- Gullah & Low Country Folk Art,

- African & African American Art,

- Cultural Exhibits,

. Barack Obama Original Paintings

When Quality and Uniqueness Counts!



LyBensons Gallery specializes in one of a kind Zimbabwe Shona Verdite Stone Sculptures. The gallery carries the largest collection of Zimbabwe Shona Verdite Stone Sculptures in a retail setting in North America. Verdite stones are often called The Green Stone of Africa or Africa’s Green Gold – they are a thing of beauty and a genuine investment.



Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in this century.



…unlike art found in much of the rest of Africa, Shona Sculpture … has become a wholly indigenous modern art form created exclusively as a form of Artistic expression.

New York Times


The world’s best unrecognized sculptors.

The Economist



This unique gallery also features ongoing cultural exhibits including:


The Robert Smalls Room: A tribute to Beaufort’s first hero of the Civil War.It also includes a replica of the “Planter” and an original painting of Robert Smalls by Elayna Shakur.


Confederate Currency:The Color of Money:Images of slavery on confederate and southern states currency by John Jones.


The Gullah / African Link:An assortment of original works by artist from the low country area.

Out of Africa:Photography Exhibit by the Reverend Kenneth Hodges.

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