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'Sèjjid in Mekka'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎16r-d] (1/1)

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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 of a bearded man shows a sayyid in Mecca.

The man is seated on an upholstered seat with bolster cushions on either side of him. These are covered in a patterned fabric featuring roses, pomegranates and other botanical motifs. See also 1781.b.6/24

The man wears an outer robe and white turban with a dark-coloured cap.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded quality in places. In particular, the background appears to have been substituted, aside from the carpet on which the man is seated.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

'Sèjjid in Mekka.'

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

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1 collotype print
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131 x 91 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



Written in
German in Latin script
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'Sèjjid in Mekka'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎16r-d] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/23, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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