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n South African Journal of Cultural History - Sculptural images of the warrior kings monuments of the Limpopo province - a reflection on the designs

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1018-0745
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Abstract

The results of official government decisions made in Limpopo Province, Warrior Kings Monuments inevitably took two dominant forms: the statue of a king sitting and that of another king standing there brandishing a weapon as if ready for war. The emergence of these forms of memorials suggest the extent to which the responsible officials with the power to shape commemorative plans reached agreement about how to look back at the wars of resistance. This kind of patterning also provides consistency regarding the interpretation of the designs in line with the instructions to the sculptors by those government officials involved.


Gedenkbeelde van krygerkonings het volgens ampsbesluite van die Limpopo-regering twee onvermydelike vorms aangeneem: eerstens die sittende figuur, en tweedens die staande figuur, gewapen asof oorlogsgereed. Die opwagting van gedenktekens van dié aard gee 'n aanduiding van die mate waarin die amptenare wat daartoe gemagtig is om gedenkprogramme te bepaal hul gesamentlike stempel geplaas het op waarneming van die oorloë wat teen oorheersing gevoer is. Hierdie rigtinggewende optrede dien dan ook as konsekwente rigsnoer by die vertolking van voorkoms (dit wil sê uitbeelding) volgens opdragte wat die betrokke regeringsamptenare uitgereik het.

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