'Pilger aus Solok'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/36

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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 portrait shows two [Muslim] pilgrims from Solok, a city in West Sumatra. Both men squat face-foward, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right wears a patterned-turban and pale-coloured shirt, open at the neck as well as sandals on his feet. He holds a piece of paper in his left hand. Similarly, the man on left wears a dark-coloured hat, a shirt and sarong or trousers, leather shoes and a ring on his right little finger. He also holdsa piece of paper in his left hand.

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

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XIX

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Solok (Sumátra).’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

138 x 98 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XIX’

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.6/36

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Pilger aus Solok'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/36, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x000045> [accessed 28 February 2024]

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