This is an original 1868 black and white wood engraving of Bokké, the wife of Moy who was the chief of Latooka. She is dressed in the customs of her country- adorned with body piercings and red ointment in her hair. Latooka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean located off the eastern coast of Africa. It is the third-smallest African nation by area.
This 143+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No Surface Rub.Small chip - left margin. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.
Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +
Dimensions: Approximately 4.25 x 3.5 inches; 11 x 9 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Piercing, Adornments, Indigenous