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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A155.41

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); from an album; the band Nangbei dance, Obubura. Two men standing, wearing lower waist garments; man on the left is holding a pair of short sticks, man on the right is holding a hand drum.Cross River, Obubura Hill District, Nigeria. 1904.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1903
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.5 centimetres
    • Width: 11 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        The band Nangbei dance, Obubura. 21 March 1904
      • Inscription Comment

        written on album page
  • Curator's comments

    Photographs from album Af,A155 were taken during Partridge's second tour of Nigeria, 1903-1904, to Aro-Chuku District and Cross River (Obubura Hill District).
    The collection includes sixteen albums, one official diary of Partridge's first tour in Southern Nigeria 1901-1902, two books of newspaper cuttings and several miscellaneous letters in this collection.

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  • Bibliography

    • Partridge 1905 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    image a little dark

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A155.41

Photograph (black and white); from an album; the band Nangbei dance, Obubura. Two men standing, wearing lower waist garments; man on the left is holding a pair of short sticks, man on the right is holding a hand drum.Cross River, Obubura Hill District, Nigeria. 1904.
Gelatin silver print

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