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photographic print

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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Temple dance inside a temple complex. Adult "prince" pointing bow and arrow at an adult wearing "bat" costume with wings. Seated adult male and female dancers around "bat" and "prince". Dancers wearing head-dresses. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1937 (17th February)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.8 centimetres
    • Width: 18.37 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "BALI 1937 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "DEI 1 - 74" [manuscript note]. Original description: "The Prince & the Bat - Evil Spirit - Djanger at Tandjong Boengkah." [manuscript note on print border; see also manuscript note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Dance was performed in front of a group of people including some who appear to be European tourists. See Af,A33/49. Album contains 74 photographs. Main themes of album: Views of: temples, indigenous people performing ritual dances, cockfighting, the interior of a museum, rice terraces. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A32 belong to the same series. Geography: Tandjong Boenkah not identified in sources. H Cornwall-Jones, 16/04/1996. Ethnic group identified by N F Barley, 17/04/1996. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.


  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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