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'Derwische aus Buchara'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎24r-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 portrait shows two men, described as dervishes from Bukhara (Uzbekistan).

The man on the right wears a light-coloured tunic held together at the waist by a large fur-edged belt. In his left hand he carries a percussion instrument and in the crook of the same arm what appears to be a woven mat. On his head he wears a fur-edged, peaked hat, made of likely woven cloth.

The bearded man on the left wears a ragged patchwork coat, a bag at his right side (the strap crosses across his chest), a dark-coloured bead necklace, a fur-lined hat and a gourd at his left side. In his right hand he holds a long straight wooden instrument, perhaps percussive, and in his left a further percussion instrument.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing the it to take on a soft-shaded paint-like quality in places. In particular the original background has been substituted completely. In addition, the men’s feet have been cut out of the frame.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Derwische aus Buchara.’

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

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1 collotype print
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137 x 97 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Derwische aus Buchara'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎24r-d] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/49, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 July 2024]

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