figure (art)

Carved and painted wooden figurine of a soldier. Figure with helmet, wearing an orange jacket with a green back panel hanging down, made of cardboard, and shoulder 'wings'. The helmet has a vertical spike at the centre. He holds a rifle between his legs, and a sword hangs to his left. The helmet has flaps hanging down over the ears, in orange and green. He wears a red longyi rolled around his waist and pulled up between his legs. The thighs are tattooed. 'Burmese soldier' is inscribed on the front of the plinth, which is square but for the corners cut off.

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