- Museum number
Sudan, stone [grindstone?] set into mud floor; basket and stones [grindstones?].
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 10.62 centimetres
Width: 8.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Grindstone suggested by T Cotterill, 8/01/1997.
Number from negative appears in reverse on print.
Main Themes of Album: southern Sudan: anthropometric pictures of adult males; portraits; views; scenes of village life including warriors, buildings and shrines.
Circumstances: The Seligmans undertook ethnographic surveys in Sudan in 1909-10, 1911-12 and 1921-22. Respectively, these journeys were north to south along the Nile and among the Nuba; east to west, including the Kababish of Kordofan and Beja of Red Sea Province; south and east of the Dinka, Bari and Lotuko speaking tribes (Seligman 1932, pp. xii-xiii). However, the Seligmans were not the only photographers on these expeditions, and they also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997.
The Seligmans also made a collection of photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon, held in the Asia section of the British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive. Objects collected by the Seligmans in both areas are also held by the Department of Ethnography.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number