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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B114.27

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of three men standing in front of a plant fibre wall with three wooden ornamental poles(?); each man is wearing nose and ear ornaments, and cloth wrap skirts; the men on the left and in the centre are both wearing semi-circular shell disc necklaces with beads; the man on the far left has a wooden comb in his hair, and a plant fibre headband; the man in the centre is wearing two arm ornaments made from shell and two made from plant fibres, as well as a beaded belt ; Uru, Solomon Islands.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1906
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.2 centimetres
    • Width: 20.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        513
        Men of Uru. N.W. Malaita
        (close to the place of the outrage)
        5
        243R
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil and red ink
  • Curator's comments

    The BM Pictorial Collection owns a photographic print of this image; See Oc,B114.28, Oc,B114.29.This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1906 on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
    Beattie published a catalogue of Pacific Islands photographs and wrote a journal which provides additional information about many of them. These and other relevant papers are published by Project Canterbury at www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie.
    When acquired by the British Museum, these photographs and the copy negatives made from them were catalogued in PicDoc93.

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  • Bibliography

    • Beattie 1909 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990

  • Acquisition notes

    From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B114.27

  • Additional IDs

    • 243R
    • 5
    • 513 (Beattie catalogue number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of three men standing in front of a plant fibre wall with three wooden ornamental poles(?); each man is wearing nose and ear ornaments, and cloth wrap skirts; the men on the left and in the centre are both wearing semi-circular shell disc necklaces with beads; the man on the far left has a wooden comb in his hair, and a plant fibre headband; the man in the centre is wearing two arm ornaments made from shell and two made from plant fibres, as well as a beaded belt ; Uru, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print

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