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Northern Sudan, two adult females [?] kneeling beside a basketry screen or shelter, held up by posts. Female at right wearing robe, cloth covering head. Female at left carrying child wrapped in cloth on back. Female at left appears to be grinding grain on grindstone. Section view of adult female [?] wearing robe at right. Round pot at left.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 8.39 centimetres
Width: 10.92 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Main Themes of Album: southern Sudan - vessels, pottery sherds, archaeological artefacts; village life including dancing [?], wrestling, shrines, animal-husbandry, architecture; anthropometric portraits of adult males.
Geography: Compass-point and ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 30/01/1997.
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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