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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,B76.3

  • Description

    Portrait of small group of adult males standing on river beach, holding canoes under arms and over shoulders. Wearing cloths around lower bodies, holding paddles. Rural setting, Gabon. Albumen print. Format: Mounted on card.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1871 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.6 centimetres
    • Width: 13.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "Native fishermen, Batanga [?] 2." 55' N" [manuscript on front of card mount].
  • Curator's comments

    Circumstances: Af,B76.1-25 belong to same series; information taken from inscriptions.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    1871-1997

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,B76.3

Portrait of small group of adult males standing on river beach, holding canoes under arms and over shoulders. Wearing cloths around lower bodies, holding paddles. Rural setting, Gabon.
Albumen print.
Format: Mounted on card.

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