- Royal dancer
Drawing; from a collection of sixty-one. "Chagga tribe, Royal dancer of King Tom Mareale"; wearing feather costume and head-gear. He is holding a sword and shield; Karosi Chagga is written on his shield. Moshi, Tanganyika, 1958.
Chalk and crayon.
- Made in: Tanganyika
- Height: 65 centimetres
- Width: 50 centimetres
Lily Eversdyk Smulders-1958:Royal Darcer
Lily Eversdijk-Smulders (1903-1994), portrait painter and lawyer.
She obtained her degree of Doctor of Law at the University of Leiden, Holland. After few years as a lawyer, she decided to dedicate herself to the arts. She travelled to Bali, Japan, China, all of West Asia, the Sahara desert, Central Africa, India and South America. She always travelled alone and mingled with the crowd in the countries she visited.
Through a curious set of circumstances, was adopted as a daughter by a Tibetan Redcap lama. Her book, Enigmatic Tibet published by Vantage Press Inc. New York, 1971, tells the story.
Both drawing and paper are in good condition, the drawing is kept in a polyester pocket and housed in a box.
- Associated with: Moshi
- (Africa,Tanzania,Kilimanjaro (region),Moshi)
The collection of sixty-one drawings from Asia, Africa and South America, were left to the department in the artist's will and after her death in 1994, they were presented to the BM on 24th January 1995 by Ms Ella Andriesse.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF83394
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