Der Kilimandscharo. Nach dem Gemälde von A. Lutteroth.

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Article ID ASX0893


Der Kilimandscharo. Nach dem Gemälde von A. Lutteroth.


View shows Kilimanjaro (also Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro massif or Mount Kilimanjaro) which is the highest mountain massif in Africa with 5895 m above sea level. The massif in the northeast of Tanzania has with the Kibo the highest mountain of the African continent. After the painter Lutteroth. The original was in the Museum of Leipzig with the image of Mawensi (eastern peak of Kilimanjaro), which Lutteroth created in 1889 based on designs by the African traveler and explorer Dr. Hans Meyer for his father Herrmann Julius Meyer (publisher, editor of Meyers Konversations-Lexikon). The size was 149 x 250 cm. J. Meyer donated the painting to the Leipzig Museum in 1890. The work has been lost since the Second World War.


dated 1889


Stadelmann/ Lutteroth (1842-1923)

Historical Description

According to the "Out-of-Africa theory", Africa is considered the "cradle of mankind", where homo development led to the development of the anatomically modern human Homo sapiens. One of the earliest advanced civilizations in mankind was formed in ancient Egypt. Over the millennia, various "great empires" such as the Empire of Abyssinia emerged on the continent. There were other kingdoms in West Africa, such as the Ashanti and Haussa, but they emerged much later. There were also some important cultures in East and South Africa, as in the area of today's Sudan, then called Nubia or Kush. Nubian pharaohs ruled all of Egypt for a dynasty. For example, the inhabitants of Greater Zimbabwe were important cultures in southern Africa. This stone castle was architecturally a masterpiece at that time and important for trade between the peoples of the south and east. The Swahili were known in East Africa. North Africa was connected to Europe and the Near East by the Mediterranean rather than separated. Carthage, a foundation of the Phoenicians in what is now Tunisia, was around the middle of the 1st millennium BC. The dominant power in the western Mediterranean until it was replaced by Rome in the Punic Wars. This prevailed from 30 BC. BC (conquest of Egypt) over all of North Africa. Even the ancient Egyptians (Queen Hatshepsut) made trips to Punt, probably in what is now Somalia. The kingdom of the Queen of Sheba, which probably had its center in southern Arabia, is said to have spanned parts of the Horn from Africa to the north of Ethiopia.

Place of Publication Hamburg
Dimensions (cm)25 x 37
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueWood engraving


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