- Museum number
Digital photograph (colour); view of landscape taken from above. The aerial view shows a hill or rocky outcrop with green shrubs and bush country surrounding it. Laikipia, Kenya.
- Production date
16 May 2006 (date digitized)
02 July 2002 (original photograph)
File size: 120 megabytes
Resolution: 300 dots per inch
- Curator's comments
- The Laikipia area contains rock paintings which 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: KENLAI0020001 (TARA number)