What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B85.8

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a group of men and women performing a dance outdoors; the women stand in two lines, all facing in one direction; they wear woven hats with flowers on them, and long light coloured dresses; the men stand on constructed wood platforms in a line next to the women, they are holding long wooden poles; they are wearing headdresses constructed out of vegetable fibre matter, light coloured shirts and trousers with decorated grass skirts over their trousers; palm trees and a building visible in the background; Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
    Gelatin silver print

    More 

  • Date

    • 1900 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 15.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 15 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 20.6 millimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        10. Native Dance, Rarotonga.
      • Inscription Comment

        type written
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        5
      • Inscription Comment

        blue pencil, handwritten; the number "29" is also faintly visible in opposite corner of mount
  • Curator's comments

    Abraded edge of the mount indicates that the images in this box were most likely, previously mounted in an album.

    Image Oc,B85.7 is mounted on the reverse of the mount for this image.

    This photograph is possibly by Frederick Sears, as indicated by the approximate date and location of the image, as well as the style of the photograph and the mount. This photograph is part of a mounted series that contains other photos that are by Sears.

    Related image: This appears to be the same dance that is being preformed in image Oc,B85.6 and Oc,B85.7.

    More 

  • Condition

    Slight acid burn around edges of mount; mount abraded along one edge.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B85.8

  • Additional IDs

    • 10 (series number)
Photograph (black and white); a group of men and women performing a dance outdoors; the women stand in two lines, all facing in one direction; they wear woven hats with flowers on them, and long light coloured dresses; the men stand on constructed wood platforms in a line next to the women, they are holding long wooden poles; they are wearing headdresses constructed out of vegetable fibre matter, light coloured shirts and trousers with decorated grass skirts over their trousers; palm trees and a building visible in the background; Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Gelatin silver print

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: EPF92047

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...