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group of people in front of a house
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • group of people in front of a house
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 12 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7681

The black and white image is of a group of people standing in front of a house made from sticks and large leaves. There are three taller men, one at either end and one in the center, with shorter men and women and one child between them. The two men on the ends wear hats. The man on the facing left wears only a cloth wrapped around his hips. The man on the facing right wears a dark shirt and possibly trousers rolled to the knee. The man in the center wears a hat, a white shirt, and a dark cloth wrapped around his waist. Everyone else wear only pubic coverings. There are numerous trees in the background.