Suppressed Histories: Ethiopia

female monolith, larger than life size

A visual presentation by Max Dashu

The female megaliths of southern Ethiopia --from Sidamo, Soddo, Silté, Tiya- - their symbolism, shapes and styles. The invoking woman, breasts and necklaces, beaded veil, teff grain, triadic signs, and other themes. Also includes Makeda the Queen of Sheba and female stone statues of the 6th century bce. Amharic manuscript paintings, queens of recent history, and present-day Ethiopian women.

Short: 40 minutes

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