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Photograph (black and white); of a man crouching, wearing a comb, a cowrie-row head-band, a crescent pendant with glass bead and money-bead necklaces, conus ring on the arm, string of glass beads below the knee, and holding a large plaited bag; Malaita, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print
- Photographed in: Makira
- (Oceania,Melanesia,Solomon Islands,Makira (San Cristoval))
- Height: 20 centimetres (image)
- Width: 15 centimetres (image)
- Height: 20.3 centimetres (mount)
- Width: 15.3 centimetres (mount)
Inscription Positionback of mount
Inscription Commenthandwritten in pencil
Inscription Positionfront of image
Inscription ContentA NATIVE OF MALAITA, SOLOMON GROUP. 500-BEATTIE-HOBART.
Inscription Commentphotochemically inscribed
The BM Pictorial Collection owns a photographic print of this image; See Oc,B114.8.Additional/other numbers: Following acquisition in 1987 this image was listed with a Museum of Mankind Number, the Beattie Catalogue number (1907), and a Museum of Mankind Copy Negative Number. PicDoc 93 lists all these numbers together.
Production: photographed by Beattie on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross from Norfolk Island to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 1906.
Bibliography: Beattie's 'Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific' can be viewed at: www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie_catalogue1907.html (refer to the Beattie Photographic Series Number).Although captioned A NATIVE OF MALAITA, this man appears in another photograph captioned NATIVES OF SAN CRISTOVAL, which is described as '480 Men of Heuru (Group 3, with canoe behind)' in Beattie's own catalogue
- Associated with: Malaita
- (Oceania,Melanesia,Solomon Islands,Malaita)
Donation comprised of eight boxes of photographs; Oc-B110 to Oc-B117, by Rev John Pinder on behalf of the Melanesian Mission.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 291 (Museum of Mankind Number)
- 500 (Beattie photographic series number)
- MM034001/4 (Museum Mankind photographic series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a man crouching, wearing a shell headband, a semi-circular disc shell necklace, an arm ornament, a leg ornament, a wooden comb in his hair, and holding a plant fibre bag; Malaita, Solomon Islands. Gelatin silver print
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Object reference number: EPF96500
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