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Southern Sudan, group of three adult females threshing and winnowing grain, using baskets. Piles of grain and chaff on ground. Females wearing cloths. Rural setting.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 8.38 centimetres
Width: 10.87 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Main Themes of Album: Sudan - archaeological excavation of a human skeleton; hole or cave in ground; rural scenes; derelict stone buildings and structures; adult females preparing grain; portraits, some anthropometric; destruction of Dengkur stone pyramid.
Geography: Compass-point suggested by B J Mack, 25/02/1997.
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 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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