Manda China, Ennedi Chad (CRGB colour space)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Model 12082018. On the 18 of December 1956, Gérard Bailloud discovered at Manda China a shelter decorated with beautiful pastoral paintings in a previously unknown style. He chose to name this style after Tamada, after a neraby inconspicuous dry watercourse. The bottom wall of the shelter extends over a perimeter of 92 meters. In all, excluding the tiniest undeterminable relics, the classifiable motifs amount to 110 paintings and 5 engravings.The rugged bottom wall of the northernmost shelter segment preserves few paintings attributable to the pre-pastoral period. The most interesting is an elephant. The southern segment of the shelter bottom wall is decorated with a very complex composition, possibly related with the funerary use of the area where the site is located.
Reference: Alessandro Menardi Noguera 2018. The emergence of an artistic canon at the Tamada discontinuity (Ennedi, Chad).