Northern [?] Sudan, group of standing adult females. Wearing long dresses, cloths covering heads. Adult male at right, wearing short trousers. Jar, bowls and a cloth held up by sticks, at left. Medium: Gelatin silver print. Format: Image is blurred and unclear.
- 1909-1922 (?)
- Made in: Sudan (north)
- Length: 7.8 centimetres
- Width: 11.08 centimetres
Inscription ContentOriginal Number: "102" [stamp on back of print]; "724" [printed from negative]. Original Inscription: "DEPARTMENT OF ETHNOGRAPHY BRITISH MUSEUM" [stamp on back of print].
Main Themes of Album: southern Sudan - vessels, pottery sherds, archaeological artefacts; village life including dancing [?], wrestling, shrines, animal-husbandry, architecture; anthropometric portraits of adult males. Geography: Location and ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 30/01/1997. Circumstances: The Seligmans undertook ethnographic surveys in the Sudan in 1909-10, 1911-12 and 1921-22. Respectively, these journeys were north to south along the Nile and among the Nuba; east to west, including the Kababish of Kordofan and Beja of Red Sea Province; south and east of the Dinka, Bari and Lotuko speaking tribes (Seligman 1932:xii-xiii). However, the Seligmans were not the only photographers on these expeditions, and they also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997. The Seligmans also made a collection of photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), held in the Asia section of the British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive. Objects collected by the Seligmans in both areas are also held by the Department of Ethnography.
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