'Pilger aus Sukapura'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/34

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The record is made up of 1 collotype print. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Genre/Subject Matter:

This full-length seated portrait shows two men, described as [Muslim] pilgrims from Sukapura, an area in modern-day East Java.

The man on the right wears a checked jacket over a checked sarong, which may be a form of teluk beskap . He wears a stripe-printed turban on his head, sandals on his feet and across his body is a dark-coloured strap. The man on the left also wears a shirt-jacket and sarong of pale-colour, which may be a teluk beskap , as well as a pale-coloured turban on his head.

The negative has had hand-work applied, particularly about the feet.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XIX

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Sukapura (Java).’

A circular 'British Museum' blind stamp is located in the lower left corner.

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

138 x 98 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XIX’

Written in
German in Latin script
Type
Photograph

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Original held at
British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
1781.b.6/34

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Pilger aus Sukapura'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/34, in Qatar Digital Library <http://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x000047> [accessed 19 April 2017]

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