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Royal dancer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af2006,Drg.14

  • Title (series)

    • Royal dancer
  • Description

    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.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1958
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 centimetres
    • Width: 50 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        Chagga-Tribe
        Lily Eversdyk Smulders-1958:Royal Darcer
        Karosi Chagga
  • Curator's comments

    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.

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  • Condition

    Both drawing and paper are in good condition, the drawing is kept in a polyester pocket and housed in a box.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1995

  • Acquisition notes

    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.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af2006,Drg.14

  • Additional IDs

    • Af2006Drg14-Eve
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.

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