'Muhammad Abd-èl-‘Azīz, Sohn des reg. Grossscherifs'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/12

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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 half-length standing portrait shows Muhammad Abd-èl-‘Azīz, the son of the Grand Scharīf. The young boy faces to his left and clutches the hilt of a sword or dagger at his waist.

He wears a loose-fitting robe with a thin sash across his right shoulder and a fez on his head.

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

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XII

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Muhammed Abd èl-Azīz, Sohn des reg. Grossscherifs.’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

130 x 94 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XII’

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

Archive reference
1781.b.6/12

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Muhammad Abd-èl-‘Azīz, Sohn des reg. Grossscherifs'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/12, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x000023> [accessed 28 February 2024]

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