Figure of a Captive card

Figure of a Captive


On display


Ebony figure of a captive, with his arms pinioned behind his back and hands drawn up to the chest, the head is thrown right back so that the wig touches the shoulders behind. Probably representing an Asiatic enemy and once forming the handle of an object such as a whip or perhaps a whisk. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 13960. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection).