C19th Monkey Leap Flag

£2,500.00

ASF315 – Fascinating nineteenth century version of the classic Fante flag design of a jumping monkey

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Description

Fascinating nineteenth century version of the classic Fante flag design of a jumping monkey, illustrating the proverb: “the monkey leaps as far as it can reach”, which is roughly similar in meaning to the English saying “look before you leap.” The red monkey reaches for a rather bizarre meandering branched tree. Below it is a single iron gong motif. The Union Jack British flag is repurposed from some colonial piece. This snall flag is In quite worn condition but effectively displayed on the custom made stretcher mount.

Measurements: 34 inches x 29, 86 cm x 75.

 

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