Hunting Figurine from Kenya featuring animals and a flintlock C.1870
Here is a African wood carving depicting a hunter returning with his kill. Balanced on the figures head is a baby elephant with his legs bound in rope. The hunter also has a goat on a sling around his body and a sack on his back containing several birds. The figure is carrying a flintlock musket in his right hand. Under his foot there is a beetle scurrying away.
On the bottom of the figure carved into the wood it reads "By B.U.O"
The figure dates to around 1870.
~ Dimensions ~
The figure stands at 17inches (43cm) it is 4.5 inches (11.5cm) wide and 5.5 inches (14cm) deep. The figure weighs 2.24kg.
~ Condition ~
The figure is in very good condition. The carving is good and clear and the surface clean. The elephant has possibly lost his tusks as there are stumps of a white material remaining that could have protruded out at one point.