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'Pilger aus Korintji (Sumátra)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎36r] (1/1)

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 five pilgrims from Korintji (Koerintji) in Indonesia and a sixth man described as a sheikh who comes from Korintji. They sit or squat face forward, looking towards the camera.

From right to left the men wear: a white thawb and white skull cap; a pale-coloured shirt, checked trousers and white turban; white thawb and turban; dark jacket, white button-up shirt, checked turban and a ring on the little finger of his right hand; white thawb , turban and a ring on the little finger of his right hand; white shirt under a striped waistcoat, white trousers, hat and a ring on the little finger of his right hand. All five men at the front hold pieces of paper in their hands while the man second from right holds a cloth in this left hand.

The men are photographed in a courtyard-like space with plants – some in wide wooden pots – foliage and a window, fronted by bars, visible in the background.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded paint-like quality in places.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Korintji (Sumátra); der hinter ihnen sitzende Schēch stammt auch aus Korintji.’

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

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


187 x 246 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Korintji (Sumátra)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎36r] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/69, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 July 2024]

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