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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,B77.45

  • Description

    Study of small group of objects from Congo Free State. Include fly-whisk [?], bundle of ropes, bundle of chains, two sticks with small circular baskets on end. Plain backdrop. Medium: Gelatin silver print. Format: One of two prints mounted on same card.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1898-1910 (?)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.1 centimetres
    • Width: 10.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "Welle District Congo Free State Capt. Guy Burrows. c.c.1898" [manuscript on back of card mount].
  • Curator's comments

    Geography: Burrows collected artefacts depicted.

  • Condition

    Mounted on acidic [?] card.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1898-1997

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,B77.45

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