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Rural north-east African scene with three "temporary" grass shelters. Adult female wearing dress standing in foreground, pounding "pepper" in wooden vessel, using pole. Second adult female [?] kneeling at left. Pots, calabashes, grindstone and water-containers on ground.
Medium: Black and white. Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 16.10 centimetres
Width: 21.43 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Main Themes of Box: Rural life in Sudan, Ethiopia and Somaliland, including shelters, boat, shrine; paintings on exterior wall of a shelter; aerial photographs of a settlement; portraits of Somali chief and warrior.
Circumstances: Seligman & Seligman (1932) details the Seligman's expeditions in north-east Africa.
The Seligmans were not the only photographers on these expeditions, and also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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