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photographic print / album

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,A69.127

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white), from an album; a bark belt painted with geometric designs, from Australia.
            Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(mid)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.1 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 15.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 52.2 centimetres (album page)
    • Width: 37 centimetres (album page)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of album page
      • Inscription Content

        1 5/6
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in black ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label stuck onto front of album page
      • Inscription Content

        124. Painted bark belt worn by men. N.W. Australia.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label stuck onto front of album page
      • Inscription Content

        1/2pl. XXVI/42
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in black ink
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: this object is in the British Museum collections.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,A69.127

  • Additional IDs

    • 1 5/6
Photograph (black and white), from an album; a bark belt painted with geometric designs, from Australia.
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white), from an album; a bark belt painted with geometric designs, from Australia. Gelatin silver print

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