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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A47.18

  • Description

    Portrait of a group of men seated and standing in front of a tent. Four European officials and two local notables seated in row in foreground. Seated man at left wearing a gown, stiff coral bead neck-ornament. Holding a staff. Seated mam second from right possibly aking, wearing head-gear, arm-ornaments, ivory bracelets, neck-ornaments, cloth. Carrying a fly-whisk. Soldiers wearing military-uniforms and others wearing shirts, jackets, caps standing behind.
    Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1895-1930
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15.55 centimetres (AF/A47/18)
    • Width: 21.52 centimetres (AF/A47/18)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper]. Original Number: "No 4" [manuscript note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Some information provided by N F Barley, 11/06/1996. 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 City suggested because of Edo stiff coral bead neck-ornaments. N F Barley, 11/06/1996. Ethnic groups identified by N F Barley, 11/06/1996.

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  • Condition

    Print torn on bottom edge.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A47.18

  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA47/18
Portrait of a group of adult males seated and standing in front of a tent. Four European officials and two local notables seated in row in foreground. Seated male at l. wearing a gown, stiff coral bead neck-ornament. Holding a staff. Seated male second from r. possibly a priest, wearing head-gear, arm-ornaments, ivory bracelets, neck-ornaments, cloth. Carrying a fly-whisk. Soldiers wearing military-uniforms and others wearing shirts, jackets, head-gear standing behind.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Portrait of a group of adult males seated and standing in front of a tent. Four European officials and two local notables seated in row in foreground. Seated male at l. wearing a gown, stiff coral bead neck-ornament. Holding a staff. Seated male second from r. possibly a priest, wearing head-gear, arm-ornaments, ivory bracelets, neck-ornaments, cloth. Carrying a fly-whisk. Soldiers wearing military-uniforms and others wearing shirts, jackets, head-gear standing behind. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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