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Somalian dancers from Mogadishu (engraving)

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Somalian dancers from Mogadishu (engraving)

3647831 Somalian dancers from Mogadishu (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Somalian dancers from Mogadishu. Illustration for Geschichte der Weltlitteratur by Julius Hart (Neumann, c 1894). Digitally cleaned image.); © Look and Learn

Media ID 22977754

© Look and Learn / Bridgeman Images

Somalia Somalian


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This print showcases a mesmerizing engraving of Somalian dancers from Mogadishu, created by the German School in the 19th century. With its rich historical significance, this artwork is a testament to the diverse cultural heritage of Africa. The image depicts a group of musicians and dancers adorned in traditional robes, engaging in a ritualistic dance that has been passed down through generations. The engraving was originally commissioned as an illustration for Julius Hart's "Geschichte der Weltlitteratur" (History of World Literature) published by Neumann around 1894. This digitally cleaned version allows us to appreciate the intricate details and vibrant energy captured within the scene. The somber beauty and graceful movements portrayed here offer us a glimpse into the literary and artistic traditions of Somalia. Through their music and dance, these performers convey stories, emotions, and histories that have shaped their community for centuries. As we admire this remarkable piece from Bridgeman Images' private collection, we are reminded of the power that art holds in preserving cultural legacies. It serves as a bridge between past and present, allowing us to connect with distant lands and understand our shared humanity across time.

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