Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V
- Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V
Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Ashanti chief in traditional dress, seated on a chair. Dignitaries holding swords. Ornament attached to pommel of sword [box for containing gold dust]. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- 1936 (2nd March)
- Made in: Kumase
- (Africa,Ghana,Asante Region,Kumase)
- Length: 12.04 centimetres
- Width: 18.3 centimetres
Inscription ContentAlbum title: "GOLD COAST NORTHERN TERRITORY ASHANTI 1936 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "GC 1 - GC 60" [manuscript note]. Original description: "Prempé II visits each chief in turn and drinks the native spirit." [manuscript note on print border. See also note on back of print].
Cataloguer's comments: Some information provided by N F Barley, 29/09/1995. According to the inscriptions in Af,A14, the procession was in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Album contains 61 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel through Ghana showing colonial residencies, indigenous settlements, and a procession and meeting of chiefs in Kumasi. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A13 and Af,A15 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.
Album bound in full leather. Good condition.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Portrait of an adult male "Chief" seated on a chair, wearing cloth, head-gear. Adult male attendants in front of chief, wearing cloths, holding swords. Ornament attached to pommel of sword [box for containing gold dust]. One male wearing a coral bead neck-ornament, another wearing an open-work hat. Crowd of adult males in background, holding up umbrellas, wearing cloths. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
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Object reference number: EPF1446
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