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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B44.18

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a young woman with her hair tied back, and flowers in her hair, wearing an off the shoulder top, a shirt plant fibre necklace, and a long necklace made with the fruit of the pandanus tree; Oceania.
    Platinum print

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.2 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 7.1 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 21 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 15.8 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        1/4-16
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images.
    The BM Pictorial Collection owns a glass negative of this image: Oc,G.N.1814

    Name: "Babua"(?). It is unclear whether the this is the name of the girl in the image. See inscription accompanying Oc,G.N.1814.Related image: this image can also be found in Oc,B136.226

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B44.18

  • Additional IDs

    • 1/4-16 (photographic series number)
    • Oc-G.N.-1814 (BM glass negative series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a young woman with her hair tied back, and flowers in her hair, wearing an off the shoulder top, a shirt plant fibre necklace, and a long necklace made with the fruit of the pandanus tree; Oceania.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a young woman with her hair tied back, and flowers in her hair, wearing an off the shoulder top, a shirt plant fibre necklace, and a long necklace made with the fruit of the pandanus tree; Oceania. Albumen print

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