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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2013,2034.12976

  • Description

    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.
    Scanned

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 02 July 2002 (original photograph)
    • 05 May 2006 (date digitized)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • 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.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2013

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2013,2034.12976

  • Additional IDs

    • KENLAI0010005 (TARA 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.   Scanned

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. Scanned

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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