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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2013,2034.1424

  • Description

    Digital photograph (colour); view of painted rock art showing red figure facing left wearing short garment; right side arm hanging by side of body, left side arm bent and raised to head, wearing hat (?); five (?) bichrome cattle facing left and right. Tin Taborak, Libya.
    Born digital

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 14 March 2008
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • File size: 69.9 megabytes
    • Resolution: 300 dots per inch
  • Curator's comments

    Detail of 2013,2034.1425.
    The massif of Tadrart Acacus, a vast mountainous region (more than 250 square km) which is today a desert, is situated in the Fezzan, to the east of the city of Ghat, bordering Algeria. The area is renowned for its diverse topography and landscape formations, from differently coloured sand dunes to arches, gorges, isolated rocks and deep ravines or wadis (dry river beds). Paintings and engravings of various styles are scattered throughout almost all the valleys. The landscape is particularly rich in rock art and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 because of the significance of the rock paintings and engravings. Sporadically visited since the end of 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, the region became the subject of systematic investigation by Fabrizio Mori, who also published the first scientific papers on its rock art (1961), including a monograph (1965). In the late 1930s Paolo Graziosi formulated some initial interpretative hypotheses. Since then, the research has expanded to include a systematic survey of the area and stratigraphic excavations of archaeological deposits.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2013

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2013,2034.1424

  • Additional IDs

    • LIBAKA0410013 (TARA number)
Digital photograph (colour); view of painted rock art, detail of 2013,2034.1425, showing red figure facing left wearing short garment; right side arm hanging by side of body, left side arm bent and raised to head, wearing hat (?); five (?) bichrome cattle facing left and right. Tin Taborak, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya. Scanned

Digital photograph (colour); view of painted rock art, detail of 2013,2034.1425, showing red figure facing left wearing short garment; right side arm hanging by side of body, left side arm bent and raised to head, wearing hat (?); five (?) bichrome cattle facing left and right. Tin Taborak, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya. Scanned

Reproduced by permission of the artist. Copyright TARA/ David Coulson

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