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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,B15.25

  • Description

    Tanzania, medium group of Wakindiga adult males and some children dancing in semi-circle. Males wearing cloths around lower bodies, personal-ornaments. Section-view of adult females and children dancing at right. Rural setting, rocky hill in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1938
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 16.5 centimetres
    • Width: 21.75 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "Wakindiga - Lake Eyassi, Tanganyika T T. Ngoma - By Mrs. Ira [?] H. Morse Morse Museum African-Asiatic Expedition 1938 - Morse Museum Warren, N.H. U.S.A.; "Box 1103 - No/84" [second manuscript on back]; "Box 1103-No/s 82-108 1938. 1-12. Photographs of WA-KINDIGA. (a hunting people with Bushman & Pygmy affinities similar to SANDAWE, WANEGE, & WAHI.) L. EYASSI district. Tanganyika - Taken & presented by Mrs. I.H. Morse, 1938. (See O.Reche..." [manuscript on paper accompanying box; continues].
  • Curator's comments

    Circumstances: [KUR-] PIC DOC 09. Taken on Morse Museum African-Asiatic Expedition. Address of museum is Warren, New Hampshire, USA.

  • Bibliography

    • Recke 1914 bibliographic details
    • Meyer 1909 p 71; maps after 416 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1938

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,B15.25

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