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    Kenya, medium group of Maragoli adult males dancing in a circle at a "funeral dance". Males wearing leg-rattles, American clothing, feathers [?] in hair. Crowd in background. Rural setting. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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    • 1880-1938 (Earlier date uncertain.)
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    • Length: 18 centimetres
    • Width: 13.05 centimetres
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        "Photographs of the Bantu-Kavirondo: [...] 131) Funeral dance. Maragoli. Note the leg-rattles. [...]" [typed on paper, ETH DOC 68; numbered description is part of a list relating to whole album].
  • Curator's comments

    Main themes of album: Kenya - portraits of Luyia men and women; their buildings and activities including construction, agriculture, trapping, food-preparation, metalworking, pottery-making and market scenes; initiation and funeral ceremonies including divination and music-making. Album contains 131 photographs. Circumstances: [WAG-] PIC DOC 16; [KUR-] PIC DOC 09.


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    Copyright: British Museum

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    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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