'Pilger aus Ternate'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/67

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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 pilgrims from the Ternate Sultanate, an island in the Maluku Islands that is part of latter-day Indonesia. The men face forward, looking towards the camera. The two at centre are seated while the other two squat either side of their chairs.

The man on the right wears a white jacket and sarong over a button-up waistcoat, a white turban and a ring on the little finger of his right hand. The man right of centre wears a white jacket over a printed or embroidered button-up waistcoat, white sarong, trousers and turban, leather shoes and a ring on the little finger of his right hand. The man left of centre wears a white thawb under a printed or embroidered button-up waistcoat (identical to the man on his left), sandals, white trousers and turban, and a ring on the little finger of his right hand. He holds a handkerchief in his left hand. The man on the left wears black trousers a white shirt and printed turban.

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.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XXXII

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Ternate.’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

187 x 240 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XXXII’

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.6/67

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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