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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B130.173

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a young woman sitting on a western-style chair, with a flower in her hair, a necklace made from pig's tusks(?), a cloth skirt with plant fibre tassles, and holding a fly whisk in her left hand; Polynesia.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.7 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 11.5 centimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        69
      • Inscription Comment

        stamp
  • 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 for this image: Oc,G.N.1753.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B130.173

  • Additional IDs

    • 69 (print batch number(?))
    • Oc-G.N.-1753 (BM glass negative series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a young woman sitting on a western-style chair, with a flower in her hair, a necklace made from pig's tusks(?), a cloth skirt with plant fibre tassles, and holding a fly whisk in her left hand; Polynesia.
Gelatin silver print

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