Category: people

The picture shows a male aboriginal Tasmanian, member of an ethnic group exterminated by european settlers during the 19th century. The last “full-blooded” of them, Fanny Chochrane Smith, died in 1905. The man has dressed his hair with red ochre, which was common at the east coast of the island. The necklace is made from sea snails of the species Phasianotrochus bellulus, which was evidentially used by Tasmanians. Furthermore the tasmanians had very scantily clothing, not exceeding kangaroo fur. They didn’t know the art of tatooing, but scarification was done on parts of the body, like on the chest or shoulders.

For research I used the following publication: Gisela Völger: Die Tasmanier: Versuch einer ethnographisch-historischen Rekonstruktion; Wiesbaden, Steiner,1972

Oil paint on cardboard, 2017

29,5 x 21 cm

Himba woman with child and gourd

Oil paint on cardboard, 2017

42 x 29,5 cm

Buddhistical monk

Acrylic paint on paper, 2017

48 x 36 cm

Encounter with Aepyornis maximus

A Madagasy man of the Bara type faces a bird which extinction is caused by his species: elephant birds, also known as vorompatras, belong to the biggest birds of Earth history and lived probably until the 17th century. Anyway this bird has an importance for the natives until today: the shells of the big eggs are collected and sold to tourists. The aborigine has a gusset hairstyle, which was still a distinctive feature between the different clans of Madagascar a hundred years ago. The hair gussets were often covered in a layer of wax.

Coloured pencil, 2016/17

59,5 x 42 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2017, Heineanum Halberstadt

Stone Age in Vietnam: Hoabinhian or Hòa Bình culture

Coloured pencil, 2016

42 x 29,5 cm

Published in: I. Kraft, J. F. Tolksdorf, Archäologie | Vietnams Altsteinzeit als Bambuszeit?, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, October 2017, 70-77.

German headsman of the 17th century. He is visible by the typical headsman sword without point, because it had no function as thrusting.

Watercolor, 2016

48 x 34 cm

Portrait of a young Frenchwoman

Coloured pencil, 2016

29,5 x 21 cm

Slavonian village in the Early Middle Ages

Coloured pencil, 2015

59,5 x 42 cm

Sachsens Geschichte unterm Acker – Landwirte schützen Denkmale, 2015, Sächsischer Landtag www.archaeologie.sachsen.de/5822.htm

Mesolithic shaman with antler frontlet, lynx fur and bodypainting. Headdress like this was found in many parts of Europe. If they were used for cultic functions or drafted for going deerstalking is vague. Certainly there were similar masks by shamans in Siberia till the recent past.

Coloured pencil, 2015

59,5 x 42 cm

Sachsens Geschichte unterm Acker – Landwirte schützen Denkmale, 2015, Sächsischer Landtag www.archaeologie.sachsen.de/5822.htm

Woman of Bronze age, according to a hoard of Kyhna in Saxony (2100 BC), Únětice culture

Coloured pencil, 2015

65 x 50 cm

Sachsens Geschichte unterm Acker – Landwirte schützen Denkmale, 2015, Sächsischer Landtag www.archaeologie.sachsen.de/5822.htm

Medieval warrior with nasal helmet

Pencil, 2015/16

29,5 x 21 cm

Polynesierinnen_Marcus_Burkhardt

Two polynesian women with non-traditional clothing. At least the brassieres have their seeds in the middle the of the 20th century.

Coloured pencil, 2015/16

65 x 50 cm

Maya warrior

Pencil, 2012

59,5 x 42 cm

Papuan and offensive cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)

Ink, 2014

70 x 50 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2015, Heineanum Halberstadt

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