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Southern Sudan, circular fence made of sticks. Possibly a Shilluk grave. Settlement of circular buildings with conical thatched-roofs in background. Male adults and child standing and walking in front of fences. Males wearing cloths or gowns, elaborate hair-styles or head-dresses, personal-ornaments. Adult male standing in background at left, holding reins of horse. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 8.84 centimetres
Width: 11.09 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Seligman & Seligman (1932) depicts a similar grave. T Cotterill, 17/02/1997.
Main Themes of Album: southern Sudan -scenes of village life including dances and other ceremonial events; portraits, mainly anthropometric; buildings and shrines including wall-paintings.
Geography: Location and ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 17/02/1997.
Circumstances: The Seligmans undertook ethnographic surveys in the 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: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 (Sri Lanka), 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.
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