Chica color and Holy Ibis

Arnulf Scriba on the poster motif for the exhibition “Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt”

10 December 2019

Arnulf Scriba, head of project of the exhibition “Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt”, explains which objects are hidden behind the exhibition poster with the chica color and the holy ibis and what significance they have for him.

Picture credits

Kleine Dose mit „Chica-Farbe“ (Alexander v. Humboldt), Detail © Ethnologische Sammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Am 266), Foto: Harry Haase

Afrikanischer Heiliger Ibis, Inv.Nr. ZMB 12347, Detail © Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Foto: Hwa Ia Götz, MfN