photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white); a detailed view of thatch-roofed men's club house (marea); with a carved post extending out from the front of the roof, the major motif of which seems to be a crab claw; Mou, Papua New Guinea
Gelatin silver print
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Height: 10.70 centimetres (image)
Width: 8.10 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.
Related images: Oc,B121.215 seems to depict a detailed view of the carved roof post (crab claw) that is seen in Oc,B121.211 and Oc,A1.84. Another image of this marea is printed in Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea', p.225, plate XXV, with the caption 'A marea at Moü.'
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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