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A woman wearing a head covering and bangles on her wrists, posing naked holding a bamboo pole.

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The Fallaize Collection.
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About this work

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Title replaced, April 2022: A young African woman posing naked except for a loincloth, leaning on a bamboo pole in a photographic studio. Photograph, ca. 1900.


This woman is possibly of African descent? Also, a protrusion is visible from her stomach.

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Lettering note

Bears number: EF1044
Number handwritten on the verso: 6


Wellcome Library no. 534909i

Ownership note

Originally collected by British anthropologist Edwin Nichol Fallaize (1877-1957). Purchased by Capt. L.W.G. Malcolm in 1934, on behalf of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, for the price of £25. From a letter in the Wellcome archives dated 16th December 1934.


This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

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