The story goes that one of the Early Swazi Kings - King Sobhuza 1 (Somhlolo) 1815-1836 - had a vision where white men were to visit the Swazi shores. He was advised in this vision for the Swazi nation to choose “Umculu” (book) rather than “Indilinga” (money) in the encounter with the white men.
This is a maquette (study) for a proposed 3m high version to be created at a later stage. The maquette gives the client an opportunity to approve the 3D work on a small scale before it is scaled up to the final size. It can be cast into Bronze or usually remains in wax until the final work has been created.
Bronze on Granite base