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Title
Mboandem woman in Kembong with scarifications which cover her shoulder blades (1926)
Mboandemfrau i. Kembong mit künstlich hervorgerufenen Hautnarben, die über d. Schulterblätter gehen. (1926)
Date Created and/or Issued
1926
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
All the images (photographic and non-photographic) made available in this collection are the property of the Basel Mission and are managed by mission 21. mission 21 / Basel Mission claim copyright on the images in their possession and require those publishing any of the images--both individuals and organisations--to pay a user's/copyright fee.
Contact the Archives of mission21 at address mentioned or at info@bmpix.org.
info@bmarchives.org
mission21
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Description
Annotation translation: "Mboko ndem - These women maintain the very worst customs. They have a special position in the village, are paid a lot of money, may not speak the village language until they have borne four children."
Annotation: "Mboko ndem - Diese Frauen sind die Trägerinnen der schlimmsten Sitten, sie nehmen im Dorf eine besondere Stellung ein, werden teuer bezahlt, dürfen nicht die Dorfsprache sprechen, bis sie 4 Kindern das Leben geschenkt haben."
Note: "Sie sprechen ihre eigene Sprache, die Mbondemsprache." (E-30-0,4).
Note translation: "They speak their own language, the Mbondem language." (E-30-0,4).
Stamped: "Museum der Basler Mission, Basel, Missionsstrasse 21."
Type
image
Format
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
7.9 x 5.4 cm.
Identifier
impa-m30932 [Legacy record ID]
impa-abmpix-20829
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m30932
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-abmpix-20829.jpg
Subject
Mboandem (secret society)
Adornment
Body painting
Fur
Headgear
Portrait from rear f
Scarification
Time Period
1926
Place
Kembong
Source
E-30.89.134 [Reference number]
Relation
Cameroon. People. Religion. 8b
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17137
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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