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Hannibal's Sister

© the artist. Photo credit: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

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This is the imagined sister of Hannibal, the daring military leader who defeated the Roman army in 218–219 BC. Hannibal is believed to have been of black Phoenician heritage. Himid presents us with an alternative black history where Hannibal’s sister could also be a war hero. Himid was born in Zanzibar. She is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and has exhibited worldwide.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    acrylic on canvas

  • Measurements

    183 x 183 cm

  • Accession number

    PRSMG : P2328

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