'Pilger aus Baghdad'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/41

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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 two pilgrims from Baghdad. They sit face forward on the ground, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right is dressed in a mid-coloured outer robe and a fez-like hat. The man on the left wears a thawb open at the chest or wide-legged trousers. Over his shoulders is a woven striped shawl, possibly a keffiyeh and on his head is a patterned turban. He is barefoot.

The two men are photographed in a courtyard-like space with foliage visible in the background and a dark-coloured sheet hanging loosely behind them.

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

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XX

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Baghdad.’

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

‘XX’

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.6/41

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Pilger aus Baghdad'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/41, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x000041> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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