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A woman of Secoton

A woman of Secoton

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A woman of Secoton, (Whole folio) Engraving of a woman with headband, wearing a double apron-skirt of fringed skin, ornamented with a double row of beads. She is elaborately painted or tattooed on her cheeks, forehead, and chin, a simulated necklace round her neck, and patterns on the upper and lower arms, and calves.The figure, duplicated to show the rear view, is set against a landscape of figures fishing from canoes. From Theodor de Bry's 'America', Vol. I, 1590, after a drawing of John White Image taken from Travels through Virginia. Originally published in England; 1618. Author William Strachey, Illustrated by John White, Theodor de Bry.

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