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'Pilger aus Mandar'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-a] (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 shows two men and a boy, described as pilgrims from Mandar (latterly Polewali Mandar, western Sulawesi, an island formerly known as Celebes). They squat face forward on the ground, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right is dressed in a dark-coloured jacket and pale robe. He has a printed turban on his head and holds several sheets of paper in his hands. The older man at centre wears a dark-coloured sleeveless jacket, pale-coloured robe and a white turban. The boy on the left wears a pale-coloured hat, shirt and trousers as well as a ring on his right index finger.

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


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Mandar (Celébes).’

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

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


97 x 135 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Mandar'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-a] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/42, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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