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An image of Zulu Miner / Warrior by Freddy Ramabulana

Freddy Ramabulana

(South Africa 1930 – )

Title
Zulu Miner / Warrior
Year
early 1990s
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
carved wood figure, clothing, metal hat, hide shield, metal spear, carved wood knife
Dimensions

figure: 185.0 x 40.0 x 30.0 cm:

a - figure; 181 x 40 x 30 cm; figure with hat

a - figure; 185 x 40 x 30 cm; length

b - hat; 29 x 25.5 x 14 cm; length

c - shield; 62 x 37 cm

d - knife; 49 cm

e - spear; 94 cm

Credit
Purchased 1994
Accession number
587.1994.a-e
Copyright
© Freddy Ramabulana
Location
Not on display
Further information

Freddy Ramabulana was born in Venda, South Africa in 1930. He is a very traditional man, with a background in traditional woodcarving and wire weaving. His figures are roughly carved, often dressed in Western clothing, with glass eyes and wigs. Ramabulana is a distinctive carver, his figures expressing the unhappy relationships that exist between many of the indigenous people of South Africa and the consumerism of the West.

Exhibition history (1)

African Marketplace, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 22 Aug 2002–28 Sep 2002