'Schēch der Bootsleute in Djiddah mit drei Zunftgenossen'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/54

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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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This full-length seated portrait shows four men, described as the sheikh of the ‘boat people’ in Jeddah with three fellow guild members.

The man on the far right wears a white thawb under an embroidered or printed waistcoat, a striped turban and sandals. He wears a ring on the little finger of his right hand. The man at right of centre wears almost identical clothes, aside from a pale-coloured and printed turban. The older man, left of centre wears white trousers and a white jacket over an embroidered or printed waistcoat and white shirt, sandals, a white turban and what may be a bracelet on his right wrist. The man at far left wears almost identical clothes as the two men on the left, aside from his dark-coloured sasha t the waist, white turban and bare feet.

The four men are photographed in a courtyard-like space with foliage and a wooden window or set of doors visible in the background.

The negative has had hand-work applied.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XXIV

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Schēch der Bootsleute in Djiddah mit drei Zunftgenossen.’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

102 x 151 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XXIV’

Written in
German in Latin script
Type
Photograph

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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Unrestricted

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1781.b.6/54

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1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Schēch der Bootsleute in Djiddah mit drei Zunftgenossen'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/54, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x00000d> [accessed 14 April 2024]

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