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Nigeria, medium group of young adults [female?] performing "marriage dance". Wearing personal-ornaments including waist-ornaments decorated with cowrie-shells [?]. Outdoor setting. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Made in: Womba (near;?)
- Length: 6.2 centimetres
- Width: 6.4 centimetres
Inscription Content"AYU. Womba Road Women's marriage dance." [manuscript on back]; "Nigeria gift 19/9/46 Photographs by M.J.L. Victoria (of Burkuru, Bauchui Plateau 1946 Various tribes of Plateau Province, Nigeria. Kateri, Birom, Garawuri etc." [manuscript on paper accompanying photographs].
Geography: Womba not identified in sources. Uncertain whether Ayu is ethnic name.
Copyright: British Museum.
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Object reference number: EPF6893
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