A leopard confronts a rather charming porcupine on this fine mid C20th flag, made for a No 2 Company, probably in Anomabo. Although less popular than the lion, leopards were among the animals most frequently depicted on Asafo flags, serving as either an image of fierce strength, or as here as a warning not to challenge the Company despite superficially having the advantage. Forni and Ross (Figure 3.48) illustrate a later version of this scene, with the comment by the Artist that “If you know how to hunt, it is not the porcupine that you go after.” Porcupines were considered to be invincible and to shoot their spines at attackers. Condition is good, has a few small holes and minor repairs.
Measurement: 68 inches x 38 ins, 173 cm x 97cm
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