Baartman died on 29 December aged 26, of an undetermined  inflammatory ailment, possibly smallpox ,   while other sources suggest she contracted syphilis ,  or pneumonia. After much legal wrangling and debates in the French National Assembly , France acceded to the request on 6 March Encoded in her first name were the tensions of affection and exploitation. Her foot was also very pretty Representation and Black Womanhood. South Africa portal Biography portal.
Ann. Age: 31.
Mansell Upham, a researcher and jurist specializing in South African colonial history also helped spur the movement to bring Baartman's remains back to South Africa.
Kadence. Age: 31.
Cuvier conducted a dissection but no autopsy to inquire into the reasons for Baartman's death. According to Willis, the implication of the peephole, demonstrates how ethnographic imagery of the black female form in the 19th century functioned as a form of pornography for Europeans present at Baartmans exhibit. Baartman, along with several other African women who were dissected, were referred to as Hottentots, or sometimes Bushwomen. Subordinates in relations of power learn experientially that there is a critical gaze, one that "looks" to document, one that is oppositional.