Item 1681 - Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award from Action Against Hunger

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ZA COM MR-T-1681

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Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award from Action Against Hunger

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  • 5 October 2004 (Creation)

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sculpture

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 4/01/12

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Award conferred upon Mr Mandela as an individual who has made a major contribution in the fight against hunger from Action against Hunger, New York City, USA

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Sculpture is a three dimensional box made of clear acrylic resin housed in a blue velvet bag. A silver spoon is inside the sculpture with the handle at the bottom and the bowl at the top. A green textured ball is affixed to the bowl of the spoon and a a blue ball is affixed to the back of the bowl.
The top of the statue is engraved with: President Nelson Mandela and the bottom portion is engraved with the Action Against Hunger logo and the words "25 Years Nutrition, Water, Health, Life." The signature of the artist, Virginie Sommet, is also present.

also in the blue velvet bag:
World Food Day Gala 2004 programme (Tuesday, October 5, 2004) which contains a letter from Mr Mandela expressing his regret at being unable to attend the ceremony in New York City.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0087

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