Action Figure - Bohun, Cossack Ataman

Action Figure - Bohun, Cossack Ataman

Regular price $19.95 Sale

This exquisitely detailed Cossack Ataman, Bohun, from the 17th Century is entirely hand-painted and made of plastic. He is dressed in a typical Cossack attire that is a shirt, "żupan" (a traditional dress of Polish nobleman), wide pants-bags and knee-high boots. He is armed with a sabre of the Polish-Hungarian type and a wheel-lock pistol; tucked into his belt there is a kind of bulawa/mace - badge of rank in the Cossack army.

Measures approx. 4"L x 2.5"W x 3.25"H
Not suitable for children under three years of age

Bohun is a character from the novel, "Ogniem i mieczem" ("With the fire and sword"), by Henryk Sienkiewicz. It is the first volume of the famous trilogy set in the reality of the Republic of Poland of the 17th century. Cossack colonel Iwan Bohun was a model for this character. During the Chmielnicki Uprising (1648-1654), on which the novel was based, Iwan Bohun became famous fighting, among others, the battle of Beresteczko where he was in command of the Cossack camp.