Debtara playing a silver church drum

 
Debtara playing a silver church drum
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a debtara (scribe), standing outside one of the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, playing a silver church drum which he wears over shoulder.

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
 
2004.130.37268.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Ethiopia
Region
 
Lalibela
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1959

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