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'Mu’èddin (Aufrufer zum Gottesdienste)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎17r-d] (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 seated portrait shows a muezzin, a public crier who proclaims the hours of prayer from a minaret or roof of a mosque. He faces to his right and looks forward.

The man wears a dark-coloured outer robe over a patterned robe identical to that worn by Ali Rèjjis in 1781.b.6/26 as well as a white turban with a dark-coloured cap, a ring on the little finger of his right hand and polished leather shoes.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded quality in places. In particular, the area around the man’s feet and lower robes has been entirely reinscribed.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

'Mu’èddin (Aufrufer zum Gottesdienste).’

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

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


128 x 90 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



Written in
German in Latin script
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'Mu’èddin (Aufrufer zum Gottesdienste)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎17r-d] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/27, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 27 February 2024]

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