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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A52.33

  • Description

    Egypt, two adult males standing in front of palm trees. Wearing tunics, head-cloths. One wearing bandolier, holding gun. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1917 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.7 centimetres
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "Belah" [manuscript on back]; "492" [second manuscript on back]; "CH-28611-16" [stamp on back].
  • Curator's comments

    Geography: Belah not identified in sources. Circumstances: The Imperial War Museum holds photographs from the same collection with a more military content - see [HUN-] PIC DOC 66.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1995

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A52.33

Egypt, two adult males standing in front of palm trees. Wearing tunics, head-cloths. One wearing bandolier, holding gun.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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