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African (Xhosa?) woman carrying baskets on her head., circa 1846-1851

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5d(3)
Call Number: MSS 11, Series IV

Scope and Contents

An African woman is seen from behind in this apparently incomplete sketch. She bears three baskets on her head and carries a fourth basket in her hand. She wears some kind of band-like top, with a wrapped long skirt. Her feet are bare and she wears bracelets on her wrists. A palm tree is sketched loosely at left. Unlabeled.


  • circa 1846-1851


Physical Description

1 graphite sketch ; 18.5 x 14 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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