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Prempeh II touring the arena of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A14.40

  • Title (object)

    • Prempeh II touring the arena of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V
  • Description

    Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II, Kumasi, at the front of the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. The Asantehene is holding a gun. Surrounded by dignitaries. Prempe II is wearing a 17th century war costume covered with amulets. One dignitary holding a locally made umbrella above Prempe II. Dignitaries carrying swords, fans, a gun. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Date

    • 1936 (2nd March)
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.06 centimetres
    • Width: 18.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album 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: "Prempeh II wearing 17th Century War dress weighing 200 lbs." [manuscript note on print border. See also note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    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.

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  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A14.40

Portrait of an adult male (Prempe II) wearing a war costume covered with protective amulets, holding a gun. Surrounded by adult male attendants, wearing cloths, carrying swords, fans. One male official wearing a hat with gold horns. Locally made umbrellas carried above people. Adult male wearing a American suit at l.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Portrait of an adult male (Prempe II) wearing a war costume covered with protective amulets, holding a gun. Surrounded by adult male attendants, wearing cloths, carrying swords, fans. One male official wearing a hat with gold horns. Locally made umbrellas carried above people. Adult male wearing a American suit at l. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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