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Southern Sudan, group of two adults and eight children. Adult female sitting with pestle and mortar. Second adult [female?] standing, wearing animal-hide around waist. Children unclothed except for personal-ornaments. Dinka [?] settlement with shelters made of sticks or reeds [?] in background.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 7.72 centimetres
Width: 10.54 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Seligman & Seligman (1932) depicts similar shelters, part of a Dinka dry season cattle-camp. T Cotterill, 11/03/1997.
Main Themes of Album: Northern Sudan - nomadic life including settlements and shelters, daily life, water collection, animal herding, pots and pottery-making; portraits of nomads, some anthropometric; stone structures including dolmens, circles, shrines and buildings; object studies including pots, pieces of pottery, worked stones.
Geography: Location and ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 11/03/1997.
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 & 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.
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