Soldier figureArtist(s)KambaArtist NationalityKambaObject Creation Date1900-1983Medium & SupportwoodDimensions
16 5/16 in x 3 in x 2 9/16 in (41.5 cm x 7.7 cm x 6.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. MinerSubject matter
Kamba carvings of soldiers became popular after WW1, when Kamba soldiers began serving in the British army. They increased after WW2, when many soldiers were discharged from the British African corps.Physical Description
Carved wooden figure of a soldier. The general shape is cyclindrical and elongated on the vertical axis. The helmet, uniform, and gun are styled after WW2 era armaments. The jacket, gun, and face are detailed.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypefigureCollection AreaAfricanRights
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men (male humans)