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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B130.61

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a woman in front of a bush, with her hair tied back, wearing a cloth necklace, a shirt and a woven plant fibre skirt, and holding a piece of plant fibre; Polynesia.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 11.4 centimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        73
      • Inscription Comment

        stamp
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images.
    The BM Pictorial Collection own a glass negative of this image; See Oc,G.N.1556.
    Exact image: Oc,B49.14

    Name in inscription: "Anna Finau's half sister" refers to the woman in this image, but does not state her actual name (from glass negative).

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B130.61

  • Additional IDs

    • 73 (print batch number(?))
    • Oc-G.N.-1556 (BM glass negative series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a woman in front of a bush, with her hair tied back, wearing a cloth necklace, a shirt and a woven plant fibre skirt, and holding a piece of plant fibre; Polynesia.
Gelatin silver print

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