The Niola Doa androgynous figuresYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The androgynous look of the corpulent figures present in the Niola Doa rock art is due to the thick thighs, protruding buttocks, and narrow shoulders, paired with the lack of primary sexual anatomic details. Elementary morphometric and 3D modelling shows how deeply conventional distortions affect their look. The extreme tapering of the upper body and the exaggeratedly short upper limbs are stylistic features profoundly altering the perception of the glamorous lower body parts. Contrary to the prevailing view considering these figures as women depictions, all the evidence present in the Ennedi rock art plaids in favour of a man identification. The backdrop image is courtesy of the Hungarian traveller and photographer Gábor Merkl.