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'Pilger aus Moko-moko und Indrapura'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎25r-c] (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 two pilgrims from Moko-moko (Mukomuko, a regency in Bengkulu province, Indonesia) and nearby Indrapura (in West Sumatra, Indonesia) respectively.

The man on the right wears a white outer robe over a button-up shirt or thawb , a white turban on his head and sandals. The man on the left wears a dark-coloured outer robe over a pale-coloured shirt or thawb , a striped turban and sandals.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded paint-like quality in places. In particular the original background has been substituted completely, except for the ground on which their chairs stand.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Moko-moko und Indrapura. (West-Sumátra.) '

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

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


137 x 103 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



Written in
German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Moko-moko und Indrapura'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎25r-c] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/52, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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