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Image from page 131 of “The Victoria Nyanza the land, the races and their customs, with specimens of some of the dialects” (1899)

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Title: The Victoria Nyanza the land, the races and their customs, with specimens of some of the dialects
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Kollmann, Paul, b. 1865 Nesbitt, H. A. (Henry Arthur)
Subjects: Ethnology
Publisher: London : S. Sonnenschein &amp Co., ltd.
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ide remains uncovered. Among the women ofthe Watussi I saw big tanned ox-hides fromwhich the hair had been scraped, and which had been then smeared with black with these they covered the whole physique. Walking in this dress usually seemed somewhat awkward, asthe females could onlytake quick actions. Theraw hides are stretchedout on the ground bymeans of a quantity of small wooden pegs, and then scraped for additional use.I discovered no standard musical instruments in Ussindja, but there was a peculiar sort of whistle employed for signal-ling. Forthese the Wassindja make wooden tubes of distinct lengths, enveloped in ba-nana leaves and threads of banana bast. They are held vertically in the mouth, and give forth shrill / notes. A wooden tube, with the skin of an Signal- animalswhistles, tail drawnover it, serves as a particular whistle for war-signalling a long feather is place in it as daua. A smaller whistleis tied up with this, and I saw the two used occa-sionally for a war-dance (Figs. 155 and 156). A man

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Fig. 152.—Tattooing of a Man of Ussindja. USSINDfA 117 seized hold of a shield and spear, and tied more than hisface a whimsical mask (Fig. 157, p. 119). This con-sisted of apiece of brownox-skin, withholes for eyesand mouth.Over thecrown a stripof zebra manestood uprightas an orna-ment, and wasfastened bystring to themask. Twoostrich-feathers rose from the temples. The dancer marched forwards with shield in front(with a step like the goose-step of our recruits), and then

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Title: The Victoria Nyanza the land, the races and their customs, with specimens of some of the dialects
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Kollmann, Paul, b. 1865 Nesbitt, H. A. (Henry Arthur)
Subjects: Ethnology
Publisher: London : S. Sonnenschein &amp Co., ltd.

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bro k e Fig. 154.—Tattooing of a Man of Ussui. WarUance. into a leaping dance,flourishing hisshield and spearas if in battle.Very cleverly heturned a somer-sault, thenquickly sank onhis knee, placedhis shield beforehim for protec- tion, and dashed his spear in the face of a supposedenemy. Now and then he whistled with either the longor the short whistle hanging from his neck. Unfortu- The figures consist of projecting rolls with small incisions crossing them,and getting the appearance of fastenings for the rolls. n8 VICTORIA XYANZA I nately, the dance was interrupted in a somewhat violentway, for the man trod upon a piece of broken glass inhis dance, and wounded himself severely. The young males of Ussindja also execute other dances with each other. They make a excellent circle, in the middle Dances. f ,. ? , of which stands a musician tolead the singing. This leader plays an_ ordinary Swahili instrument with sounding§&gt bottom board of gourd, and sings in a nasalj tone, the folks in the circ

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Title: The palaces of Crete and their builders
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Mosso, A. (Angelo), 1846-1910
Subjects: Palaces
Publisher: London, Unwin

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e sameprotuberances at the base of the trunk, and are thus differentiatedfrom the forms of European races as we know them.i If we evaluate these statuettes with the later archaic Greekwork, e.g., the popular discoveries on the Acropolis of Athens, weshall see how the Greek ideal of beauty changed. Surely theconception of female charms before the bronze epoch was very In my function, Idoli feminili c figure di animali nell eta neoHtica (Memorie dclla R. Accademia delle scienzc di Torino, 1907), I publish femaleidols discovered in Italy comparable to those of Crete. 269 two/ PALACES OF CRETE AND THEIR BUILDERS distinct from later ideals, and the early artist evidently ex-aggerated reality in order to emphasise the profile of the form,and render it pleasing to primitive man. A modest cross on thehip of the statuette suggests tattooing, and this proves that theCretans passed, as all nations did, through that stage of barbarismin which tattooing and scars on the skin have been a distinction and anornament.

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