photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a group of men, women and children standing on a beach sorting betel nuts for a spear feast; in the foreground is a pile of betel nuts attached to wooden sticks to be carried; some of the men are sitting down within the square of piles of betel nuts; the women are wearing plant fibre skirts, and the men are wearing loin cloths; one woman on the far right is carrying a bilum bag on her forehead; Rigo, Papua New Guinea.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 7.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 7.40 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 was found stored in the same GBK envelope as Oc,B118.6.
- 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: 107 (BM inventory number)