Picture of a group of Fulani men performing the bow dance. Wearing traditional attire tunics, robes, caps. Holding bows aloft. Crowd of men and children looking at right. Medium: Gelatin silver print
- 1946 (19th February)
- Made in: Bokkos (near)
- Length: 8 centimetres
- Width: 10.4 centimetres
Inscription Content"Fulani bow dance near BOKKOS. 19/2/46." [manuscript on back]; "113" [second manuscript on back]; "M [?]" or "W [?]" [third manuscript on back].
Possibly dry-season festivities. N F Barley, 19/01/1998. Geography: Bokkos not identified in sources. Circumstances: Af,B55.62-65 and AF/B60/1-10 belong to the same series.
Copyright: British Museum?
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Nigeria, large group of Fulani adult males dancing. Males wearing trousers, tunics, robes, head-gear. Holding bows aloft. Crowd of male adults and children looking on at right. Outdoor setting, trees in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: EPF6993
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.