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Title

Zulu Miner / Warrior

early 1990s


Artist

Freddy Ramabulana

South Africa

1930 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

587.1994.a-e


Artist information

Freddy Ramabulana

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history