Depiction of Nenets (Samoyeds)
Veer, Gerrit de
In the foreground, the clothing and equipment of two Nenets, the people inhabiting this part of the arctic, is depicted. In the background, various episodes of the encounter between the Dutch and the Nenets which occurred in the last few days of August. Among other things, we see how the Dutch demonstrate a musket by shooting a stone into pieces.
From the Wahrhafftige Relation, the German version of Gerrit de Veer’s journal, published in 1598. (See under ‘documentation’ for details.)Please contact Rijksmuseum Amsterdam for reuse and copyrights.