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Group of adult males doing a "barong" [?] dance, carrying knives. Crowd of female and male adults and children watching dance from under open thatched shelter. Dancers wearing cloths, one wearing trousers, shirt. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- 1937 (14th February)
- Made in: Danpasar
- Length: 11.84 centimetres
- Width: 18.4 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: "Sword dance by Men in trance. Den Pasar. Bali 14-II-37." [manuscript note on print border. See also manuscript note on back of print].
Cataloguer's comment: "Barong" dance is associated with spirit possession and self mutilation. N F Barley, 17/04/1996. 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: Ethnic group identified by N F Barley, 17/04/1996. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.
Album bound in full leather. Good condition.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EPF2821
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