Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved rock art on a rock face (sandstone), showing two human figures and a circular shape. Right: outlined (polished) woman facing front, seated cross-legged with arms over waist. Head infilled (polished), vertical thin grooves at head (hair?). Diagonal groove at breast (garment?). trapezoidal shape between legs (skirt?). Two cupules between legs (sex?). Centre: outlined (pecked) human figure facing front, seated cross-legged with arms over waist. Trapezoidal shape between legs (skirt?). Left: outlined (pecked) circle with geometric design inside. A 10 cm photo scale has been fitted at the bottom of the panel. Wadi Mathendous, Messak Settafet, Fezzan province, Libya. Scanned


Type of Thing
digital photograph
garment, mammal, engraved rock art, eroticism/sex


Place Depicted
Wadi Mathendous


Acquired In
03 April 2006

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