Maasai youth wearing metal earrings

 
Maasai youth wearing metal earrings
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a boy, standing, wearing large metal earrings and the goatskin cape and ostrich feather headdress associated with the circumcision ritual.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.30717.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Tanzania
Region
 
Ngorongoro Crater
Cultural Group
 
Maasai
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1961

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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