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Turkish effendi

Turkish effendi

Remzija Đumišić
Zagreb, late 20th c.
patinated bronze
26 x 18.5 x 14 cm
L 262
purchased from the author, 1978

Figure of a man with a fez hat, sitting in the characteristic oriental way, bringing a Turkish coffee cup up to his lips with his left hand, shows the author’s remembrance of the culture he originates from. The sculpture is roughly modelled, with a restless surface, and the asymmetrical composition and contained movement suggest the tranquillity and contemplation of the almost ritualistic action of drinking coffee.