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© The estate of Ronald Moody. Presented by the Trustees of the Ronald Moody Estate, 24 October 2018. Museums Sheffield
Couroumon
Date Made/Found: 1962-1963
Artist: Ronald Moody , Jamaican, 1900 - 1982
Material and Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (body): 360 × 160mm Other (stride): 200 × 290mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.6015
This small long-legged bird, Couroumon, is Ronald Moody’s interpretation of the god Savacou. This is a deity from Carib mythology that takes the form of a heron. Savacou is said to be the god who controlled thunder and strong winds, he became a bird and later a star. The Caribs are a tribe of indigenous people that inhabited areas of the Caribbean. This small sculpture is the maquette for a much larger version that was cast in concrete.
Display Location: In Store
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