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35mm slide

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,F.T.5938

  • Description

    Slide (colour); portrait of the back of a Komblo man getting ready for a gol dance standing inside a thatched roof building, attaching a feather headdress to his head, he is wearing a neck ornament, and a watch; Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea
    35mm slide, polyester

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • February 1980
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.4 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 3.6 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of slide mount
      • Inscription Content

        43.8 FEB80M6
      • Inscription Comment

        Black ink, handwritten onto the matt of the transparency.
  • Curator's comments

    Michael O'Hanlon's fieldwork images, taken between May 1979 - August 1981, produced for the British Museum.

    The title of this box of slides reads: "PAPUA NEW GUINEA WAHGI VALLEY M.O'HANLON"

    The information for these slides was copied over from O'Hanlon's field notes in PicDoc138.Related information: this photograph was taken in the O'Hanlon's fieldwork house in the Wahgi Valley.

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  • Bibliography

    • Romanek 2012 7 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2009 31 July-6 Dec, London, BM, Pacific Portraits

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Photographs taken on during fieldwork to the Waghi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea between May 1979 and August 1981.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,F.T.5938

  • Additional IDs

    • 43.8 FEB80M6 (O'Hanlon Number)
Slide (colour); portrait of the back of a Komblo man getting ready for a gol dance standing inside a thatched roof building, attaching a feather headdress to his head, he is wearing a neck ornament, and a watch; Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea
35mm slide, polyester

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