- Museum number
Kenya, Tadjoni mourning-rite. Medium group of male and female adults and children standing behind grave. Adult female "widow" and elderly adult female in foreground. Females "wailing", wearing cloths and personal-ornaments. Several adults holding sticks, adult between two females holding shield [?]. Grave in foreground, upturned jug with bunch of leaves decorating top of grave. Rural setting.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1880-1938 (Earlier date uncertain.)
Length: 18 centimetres
Width: 13.05 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Main themes of album: Kenya - portraits of Luyia men and women; their buildings and activities including construction, agriculture, trapping, food-preparation, metalworking, pottery-making and market scenes; initiation and funeral ceremonies including divination and music-making.
Album contains 131 photographs.
Circumstances: [WAG-] PIC DOC 16; [KUR-] PIC DOC 09.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number