- Museum number
Digital photograph (colour); view of painted rock art showing multiple sets of parallel and concentric arced and angular lines and circles in white on roof of rock shelter, showing landscape beyond. Laikipia, Kenya.
- Production date
05 May 2006 (date digitized)
02 July 2002 (original photograph)
File size: 120 megabytes
Resolution: 300 dots per inch
- Curator's comments
- These rock paintings appear to correspond to the tradition of rock painting by initiated men from Maa- speaking societies during meat feasting activities. Traditionally, Samburu and Maasai men may not eat meat in their home compounds and so cook and eat livestock together, some distance away, often at rock shelter sites. During this time they may mark the shelter walls with images reflecting animal brand marks or clan symbols.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: KENLAI0010005 (TARA number)