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'Pilger aus Sumbáwa'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-b] (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 three pilgrims from Sumbawa (an Indonesian island in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain). They squat face forward on the ground, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right is dressed in a pale-coloured thawb with a dark-coloured scarf over his left shoulder and a printed turban on his head. He wears a ring on the little finger of each hand. The man at centre wears a mid-coloured robe with a striped scarf over his left shoulder and a white turban on his head. The man on the left wears a white thawb and a patterned headdress with a ring on the little finger of his right hand.

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 Sumbáwa.’

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

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1 collotype print
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98 x 136 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Sumbáwa'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-b] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/43, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 July 2024]

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