The Fun Archaeology



Boob Trophy

This item is an ebony sculpture depicting the left breast of a woman. The author is anonymous and the sculpture is handmade, not an industrial product. It seems to be a sort of hunting trophy because of its classical trophy shape. It could be probably a post colonialism joke referring to a competition, or a sort of a funny souvenir of “hunting” a black woman as the wood used is dark. The dimensions of the trophy are 19x31,2cm; it was meant to be hung and on the back we can read the hand inscription “Mot flicker du 27/01/96 au 30/10/96”.