Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

An engraving of a nude Black woman wearing an elaborate cloak, necklace, and hat. She holds several arrows in her left hand and a bow in her right hand; her labia are visibly elongated. The page is labeled "The Female Hottentot with natural Apron" below.

Title: A “Hottentot” woman with large labia pudendi.

Artist/Maker: J. Pass

Date: 1810

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A “Hottentot” woman with large labia pudendi. Coloured engraving by J. Pass. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

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