A Zulu walking stick carved with Boer War scenes
Lot 648
A Zulu walking stick carved with Boer War scenes
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,225) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Zulu walking stick carved with Boer War scenes
with images of British foot soldiers, cavalry and artillery, with a figure of a Victorian gentleman in dress coat and top hat carved in the round at the top of the stick, surmounted by a hardwood domed finial, 102cm long

Footnotes

  • This lot was most likely brought home to Great Britain by a veteran of the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. In the case of status sticks, carried by Zulu men to show their rank in society, the new owners would have them carved and personalised. The exoticism of their enemies fascinated the British soldiers and many returned home with military trophies such as shields and spears, but also with more seemingly mundane day-to-day items such as buckets and milk jugs.

    For further reading please read: "Nothing of Value" The British soldier and loot in the Anlgo-Zulu War of 1879, pp.39 - 47, Natalia 22 (1992), Natal Society Foundation
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