the other hottentot venus: questions

 Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815) (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term, and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love. The Hottentot Venus may be famous but Sarah Baartman is far less so. ((

I wonder who was the other woman, or women, who were exhibited like Sara Baartman in 19th century Europe. Who was she (they)?

It should be noted, however, that the “Hottentot Venus” is only the most famous of these young African women exhibited during the century as beasts of fair. ((

Who did she (they) leave behind?

What kind of life did she (they) lead?

Were they confidantes? Her and Sara?

How did she die and did George Cuvier get a hold of their body. Dissect, bottle body parts, exhibit further?

Most importantly, were her remains brought back home and given a proper burial?

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