seated "colonial" policeman
seated "colonial" policeman
seated "colonial" policeman
seated "colonial" policeman

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seated "colonial" policeman

Makonde people


Depictions of Europeans or Africans in European dress are often termed "colonials."  In some instances, as is probably the case with this carving, those figures were made for local Africans of affluence and for Europeans.

This figure portrays an African, probably a Makonde policeman, in a uniform inspired by the Portuguese colonial rulers of Mozambique.

Object Information

culture
Makonde people
creation date
20th century
materials
wood, pigment
dimensions
25 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
accession number
2001.412
credit line
Gift of Thomas D. Slater in memory of Professor Roy Sieber
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
African Art
colors