photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a group of Motu men performing a dance/ceremony; they wear, variously, headgear or headbands, necklaces, and armbands, loin coverings and leg bands; some of the men have drums; Central Province, Papua New Guinea.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 7.20 centimetres (image)
Width: 11 centimetres (image)
- 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.
Associated place: Elevala is named as an associated place, because it is written in the inscription, and so it seems that the people in the image are from this place, but it is not clear, per related images, if this is actually where the dance is being performed.
- 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: 1953 (BM inventory number)