Gaora Halagana III, "Funeral Watch"Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This composition from the eastern wall of the Gaora Halagana-III cave includes a scene of a dead woman lying on a carpet, surrounded by her loved ones (upper right corner of the panel). It was made famous worldwide because of a postage stamp (top right corner of the model) reproduced from one of the Bailloud’s surveys (1957), significantly titled “Veillée Funèbre” (Funeral Watch). The popularized scene is the most important, being the key to an orderly narrative, which is revealed clearly by merely labelling the different scenes. The funeral is taking place on the outskirt of a village with women and children shown near their huts. Women are working on the grindstone, mortar or busy in conversations. On the upper-middle, a drum player is making the warriors of the clan dancing in honour of the dead matriarch. Touching each other should is the traditional way of expressing condolence. The geometric motifs to the left, known as “labyrinth”, likely represent tribal emblems (processed by DStretch_CRGB).