Khoikhoi woman and man (drawing of 1900). The woman is exhibiting steatopygia. Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks. The deposit of fat is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, forming a thick layer reaching sometimes to the knee.

Khoikhoi woman and man (drawing of 1900). The woman is exhibiting steatopygia. Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks. The deposit of fat is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, forming a thick layer reaching sometimes to the knee.

Rihanna was in the past Victoria's Secret fashion show and to me it shows celebrity status if you were to wear this brand.

Rihanna was in the past Victoria's Secret fashion show and to me it shows celebrity status if you were to wear this brand.

Searching for Sara Baartman  In a transatlantic detective hunt, Johns Hopkins alumnus Clifton Crais and his wife and research partner, Pamela Scully, searched for the real person behind the icon known as the Hottentot Venus.   By Susan Frith

Searching for Sara Baartman In a transatlantic detective hunt, Johns Hopkins alumnus Clifton Crais and his wife and research partner, Pamela Scully, searched for the real person behind the icon known as the Hottentot Venus. By Susan Frith

BLACK BELLY An old Cheyenne woman who was originally photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905 as she is depicted here. Story lines in her face reveal an incredible life of history

BLACK BELLY An old Cheyenne woman who was originally photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905 as she is depicted here. Story lines in her face reveal an incredible life of history

From Jean Barbot, A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea, in Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate 69, facing p. 693. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)  Comments Various types of swords, shields, bows and arrows, spears, knives and daggers, axes; some of these items were also used in agriculture. A number of these items, but arranged differently on the page, are also shown in Awnsham…

From Jean Barbot, A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea, in Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate 69, facing p. 693. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library) Comments Various types of swords, shields, bows and arrows, spears, knives and daggers, axes; some of these items were also used in agriculture. A number of these items, but arranged differently on the page, are also shown in Awnsham…

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