'Pilger aus Gross-Atjeh mit zwei “Wakīl’s”'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/71

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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 portrait shows four pilgrims from Aceh, Indonesia with two ‘wakeels’, presumably the men standing in the background. They all face forward, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right wears a white open shirt, dark-coloured trousers, sandals and a dark coloured fez-like hat. The standing man second from right wears a white turban and thawb with a sash at his waist, a mid-coloured waistcoat and a shawl slung over his left shoulder. The seated man third from right wears a striped waistcoat over a white thawb , checked trousers and a white shawl slung over his left shoulder. The seated man third from left wears a white shirt, dark-coloured trousers and a white turban. The standing man second from left wears a white thawb , turban and patterned waistcoat. The man at left wears a white thawb , dark-coloured waistcoat, checked shawl and mid-coloured turban.

The men are photographed in a courtyard-like space with plants – some in wide wooden pots and barrels – 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.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XXXVI

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Gross-Atjeh mit zwei „Wakil’s.“’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

188 x 235 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XXXVI’

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.6/71

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1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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