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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1986,07.57.b

  • Description

    Toy figure (one of set of four); wrestler mould-made of red plastic; hands, feet and hair painted black; yellow plastic cape; mounted with rubber band on red plastic straw filled with multi-coloured sugar circles.

  • Date

    • 1980s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 25 centimetres
    • Width: 7 centimetres
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1986

  • Acquisition notes

    Cost for all four (a-d).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1986,07.57.b

Toy figure (one of set of four); wrestler mould-made of red plastic; hands, feet and hair painted black; yellow plastic cape; mounted with rubber band on red plastic straw filled with multi-coloured sugar circles.

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