Maand: november 2019

Calabash

It is difficult to see, but the woman figure in the Gorille enlevant une Femme (1887) is carrying a gourd or calabash (kalebas in het Nederlands) on her belt. Does anyone have reference picture material of women in Africa, Gabon e.g., carrying a gourd on a belt, preferably in the 19th century?

Robert Allerton Park, Monticello Ill. USA

Comb

Does anyone know what kind of hair comb the woman in the Gorille enlevant une Femme (1887) is wearing?

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign Ill. USA