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Soldier figure

Accession Number
1983/2.193

Title
Soldier figure

Artist(s)
Kamba

Artist Nationality
Kamba

Object Creation Date
1900-1983

Medium & Support
wood

Dimensions
16 5/16 in x 3 in x 2 9/16 in (41.5 cm x 7.7 cm x 6.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner

Subject 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 Type
figure

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
Military
figures (representations)
helmet
men (male humans)
military uniforms
standing
weapon
weapons
woodwork

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