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Reference:5814 'Kwai 1942-1943', Burma Railway, 1993

KWAI 1942-1943, a snake to left.

Five-skeletal figures of death, their hands joined, represent the sleepers of a railway line of interminable length, as it merges into the horizon, dense jungle either side, a snake to right; above, the baking sun in a cloudless sky.

By Ronald Searle.

Silvered-bronze, cast. 72 mm. (cast by Fattorini).

 

Condition: Extremely Fine

Notes:

Produced through the British Art Medal Society upon the 50th anniversary of the 'Death Railway'.

References:

The Medal (1992), No. 20.