'Mu’èddin (Aufrufer zum Gottesdienste)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/18

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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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Genre/Subject Matter:

This full-length seated portrait of a bearded man shows a muezzin, a public crier who proclaims the hours of prayer from a minaret or roof of a mosque. The man faces forward and looks towards the camera. In his right hand he holds the handle of a pale-coloured umbrella or parasol.

He wears a plain, dark-coloured outer robe over a white buttoned undershirt or jalabiya, with a pale-coloured turban on his head.

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

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XIII

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Mu’èddin (Aufrufer zum Gottesdienste)’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

130 x 96 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XIII’

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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Unrestricted

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1781.b.6/18

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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