'Pilger aus Mandar'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/42

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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 shows two men and a boy, described as pilgrims from Mandar (latterly Polewali Mandar, western Sulawesi, an island formerly known as Celebes). They squat face forward on the ground, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right is dressed in a dark-coloured jacket and pale robe. He has a printed turban on his head and holds several sheets of paper in his hands. The older man at centre wears a dark-coloured sleeveless jacket, pale-coloured robe and a white turban. The boy on the left wears a pale-coloured hat, shirt and trousers as well as a ring on his right index finger.

The three men are photographed in a courtyard-like space with foliage visible in the.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XXI

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Mandar (Celébes).’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

97 x 135 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XXI’

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.6/42

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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