photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); two Hula men engaged in a ceremonial feeding (spear feast?); one man feeding the other; the one who is feeding food to the other wears a feather headdress, headband, necklace, feather armbands, shell arm ring and loin covering, the man being fed wears necklaces, armbands and a belt; other men and boys watch the feeding; Hula, Papua New Guinea
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 8 centimetres (image)
Height: 8 centimetres (mount)
Width: 10.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 10.40 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: Oc,B121.111 and 112 were both in the same envelope and relate to the same event.
- 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: 2121 (BM inventory number)