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Title
Young Tembu men during initiation, Baziya, South Africa East
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Contact: Moravian Archives at http://www.archiv.ebu.de
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
http://www.archiv.ebu.de
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
„Baziya. Junge Tembu-Männer werden mit Öl gesalbt und dann ermahnt bei der Aufnahme in die Gemeinschaft der Männer“ („Baziya. Young Tembu men are anointed with oil and then advised during the reception in the men’s collective”). A group of men sitting or standing in a circle. Some of them are half naked, others are dressed in draperies and with caps. Some of them are holding sticks in their hands.
Johnson W. Silinga, born in Baziya (South Africa East) in 1893, was an indigenous brother of the Moravian Church. He was a mission assistant from 1927 onwards.
Type
image
Format
photographic prints
5.5 x 7.9 cm
photographs
Identifier
impa-m57846 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-3-08260
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m57846
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-3-08260.jpg
Subject
Initiation rites
Customs and traditions
Men
General views
Place
Africa
Baziya
South Africa
Unknown
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76
two copies exist

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