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'Pilger aus Djapára'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-c] (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 Djapára (Jepara, Java). They sit cross-legged face forward on the ground, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right is dressed in a dark shirt with white buttons, patterned batik trousers and a mid-coloured turban. The bearded man at centre wears a pale-coloured shirt, trousers and turban with sandals. The man at left wears mid-coloured jacket with darker lapels and a patterned turban. He wears 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 background.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Djapára (Java).’

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

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1 collotype print
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104 x 137 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Djapára'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎23r-c] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/44, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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