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Zulu Miner / Warrior

early 1990s


Freddy Ramabulana

South Africa

1930 –

  • Details

    early 1990s
    Media category
    Materials used
    carved wood figure, clothing, metal hat, hide shield, metal spear, carved wood knife
    figure: 185.0 x 40.0 x 30.0 cm :

    a - figure, 181 x 40 x 30 cm

    a - figure, 185 x 40 x 30 cm, figure with hat

    b - hat, 29 x 25.5 x 14 cm

    c - shield, 62 x 37 cm

    d - knife, 49 cm, length

    e - spear, 94 cm, length

    Purchased 1994
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Freddy Ramabulana

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    Artist information
    Freddy Ramabulana

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition