Portrait of a group of chiefs, men and children standing along side a seated man who is the king. Cloth canopy carried over seated man. Seated male wearing feather head-dress, gown, cloak, crucifix pendant. Other men wearing gowns, cloths, head-gear, feather head-dresses. Carrying fans, umbrellas, iron staffs. Four young adult men standing either side of seated male carrying swords. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Made in: Benin City
- (Africa,Nigeria,Edo State,Benin City)
- Length: 15.5 centimetres (AF/A47/47)
- Width: 21.7 centimetres (AF/A47/47)
Inscription ContentAlbum Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper].
Cataloguer's comment: Some information provided by N F Barley, 08/07/1996. Albums Af,A46 and Af,A47 were originally in one album containing 176 photographs. Main themes of album: Views of indigenous and European settlements, trading stations, roads, and Christian cemeteries. Portraits of European and indigenous people. Geography: Benin and Edo refer to the swords held by the young adult males either side of the seated male. It does not refer to the people. N F Barley suggests the people may be a subjugated group of the Edo. N F Barley, 08/07/1996.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Portrait of a group of male adults and children standing along side a seated adult male. Cloth canopy [?] carried over seated male. Seated male wearing feather head-dress, gown, cloak, crucifix pendant. Other males wearing gowns, cloths, head-gear, feather head-dresses. Carrying fans, umbrellas, staffs. Four young adult males standing either side of seated male carrying Benin swords. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
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Object reference number: EPF3164
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