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West Africa, crowd males and females, mostly adults, at "funeral" of Coco Bassy. Group of adult males sitting and standing in foreground, wearing cloths around lower bodies, hats and shirts. Two sacrificed animals [cattle?] tied with rope, on ground in front of group. Group standing in front of European, colonial-style corrugated iron building. Coffin decorated with feathers on platform behind group. Platform decorated with large umbrellas, flags and draped cloth. Flags bearing Union Jack and words including "Old Calabar". Medium: Gelatin silver print (?).
- Made in: Calabar
- (Africa,Nigeria,Cross River State,Calabar)
- Length: 13.9 centimetres (AF/A51/49)
- Width: 21.6 centimetres (AF/A51/49)
- Length: 12.7 centimetres (AF/CA51/49)
- Width: 17.8 centimetres (AF/CA51/49)
Inscription Content"Funeral Services of Coco Bassy" [manuscript note on print].
Building may be Calabar chief's trading house. N F Barley, 18/06/1997. Main Themes of Album: group portraits of colonial officials and local dignitaries; colonial settlements, buildings, boats and recreation;scenes of local life and group portraits of local people; military, religious and Jubilee processions and group portraits. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12.
Prints mounted with adhesive on card. Card bound into album with string and adhesive tape. Album disintegrating and pages falling out.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EPF5646
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