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Purchased it from an Italian leather shop in Budapest Hungary. Curious to find out the history behind it. I was recently informed it may be of a Hungarian cowboy. His outfit looks a bit formal. It does not have any markings or stamps. The shop keep told me it was for keys but that was about the extent of her English speaking skills.

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  • Why do you say 'possibly German'? Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 13:20
  • Just a guess. That’s what bought me here.
    – Kevin
    Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 13:24
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    Can you explain why you are assuming that it represents anyone in particular? And, given where you bought it, why you don't think it could be a Hungarian? It looks like a Hungarian cowboy. Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 13:38
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    Are there any markings on the bottom or back. And what is its purpose? What type of shop?
    – justCal
    Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 13:42
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    Please use the edit function and add this information into your question. It would seem, from the location that @DenisdeBernardy might be on track with his suggestion of a cowboy...
    – justCal
    Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 15:12

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It's a generic Hungarian cowboy wearing a traditional Szűr, rather than anyone in particular.

Hungarian cowboy

(h/t JustCal for this specific image.)

I checked whether it might Széchenyi, Batthyány, Kossuth, or one of the other Hungarian leaders who regularly pop up as place names. The beard style matches none of them.

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If you want to connect an individual to that statue, I'd check one of the "betyár"s (outlaws similar to Robin Hood). Both of the most famous ones are depicted similarly: Rózsa Sándor and Sobri Jóska (in eastern name order).

The figure is not detailed enough to decide if it's someone in particular or just a guy in a traditional outfit.

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