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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.
- 1937 (17th February)
- Length: 11.8 centimetres
- Width: 18.37 centimetres
Inscription ContentAlbum 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].
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.
Not on display
Album bound in full leather. Good condition.
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Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EPF2856
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