An Interesting South East African wood carving of a Leopard

An Interesting South East African wood carving of a Leopard

1900 to 2000 South East Africa

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An Interesting South East African wood carving of a Leopard
Circa 1910

Size : 18 cm high , 33 cm long ,– 7 ins high , 13 ins long
From the collection of an English Private Museum
cf. an example of an identical lion is illustrated in a vintage photograph published in 'Mlungu' by Michael Graham Stewart and M Stevenson

This skilfully carved Leopard was most probably made in Mozambique around the turn of the last century specifically for visiting colonials to return to Europe with as a reminder of their stay . It is a representative example of an indigenous African culture successfully adapting to an outside commercial colonial market .
Dimensions
Height 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Width 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Medium
wood
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