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Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II at the front of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A14.37

  • Title (object)

    • Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II at the front 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 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 fans, golden-handled sword. One official wearing a hat with gold horns. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1936 (2nd March)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.06 centimetres
    • Width: 18.45 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: "Asantehene-Osei-Agyemen-Prempeh II. Kumasi. 2-III-36." [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.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A14.37


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