photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); two men crouching down outdoors, wearing their ceremonial costumes, consisting of feather headdresses, nose and ear ornaments, shell necklaces, plant fibre arm and leg ornaments, penis sheath; the man on the right is carrying a plant fibre bag; Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 7.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 7.60 centimetres (mount)
Width: 10.80 centimetres (image)
Width: 10.80 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This photograph is from a collection of images taken during the Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
The collection has no acquisition details, but was found with a number of papers, letters and language term lists seemingly connected to C. G. Seligman, which have been created into an EthDoc. Several hair specimens were also found amongst the letters.
A number of the photographs in the collection were found in brown ‘G.B.K’ envelopes. The envelopes have a variety of handwritten numbers (in red ink, black ink, pencil, and/or blue pencil) which are believed to refer to a BM inventory number (given at an unknown date presumably after the collection came to the BM), as well as some descriptive notes which locate where the images were photographed.
Related Images: This image is part of a series of images in the BM Pictorial collection, depicting men wearing their ceremonial costumes from the Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea; See Oc,B118.136 through to Oc,B118.141.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 650 (BM inventory number)