Ref: 125fs http://hygra.com/face/125fs
wooden Face Screen with transfers of Greek warriors.
screen is most unusual on account of its subject matter. On one side a Greek
warrior perched on a rock in a mountainous region is ready to fight. Other
small figures holding up their guns can just be seen in the background. He is
a “kleftis” a Greek freedom fighter who fought to liberate
from Turkish occupation. On the other side one can just make up the figure of
a woman. Women joined the liberation struggle in many roles. Is she meant to
be the warrior Bouboulina or the intellectual Evanthia Kairi?
Greek liberation struggle was a popular cause in
Europe. It was a way of weakening the
and as such widely supported. Lord Byron went to
to join the struggle but died in Messolongi of nothing worse than a cold.
handle is robust, turned in sycamore.
; Circa: 1825; Materials: wood .
Size: Screen 19
wide by 22 cm; handle 23 cm long: 7.5 inches wide by 8.9inches; handle 9inches.
refer to the above photographs for details of condition. The print of
the woman is very worn.
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Bouboulina, Evanthia Kairi, Greek
warrior, 19th centuary, Lord Byron,
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