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'Neffe des reg. Grossscherifs'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎14r-b] (1/1)

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 standing portrait shows a very young boy, described in the title as a nephew of the Grand Scharīf. The boy faces to his left but looks towards the camera. His right hand holds the sash at his waist, which in turn holds a ceremonial janbiya in place.

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

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded quality in many places. The original background has been substituted completely, except for the carpet the child stands on.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Neffe des reg. Grossscherifs’

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

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


130 x 93 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



Written in
German in Latin script
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'Neffe des reg. Grossscherifs'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎14r-b] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/13, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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