Photographer unidentified, Côte d'Ivoire? / [Studio Portrait] / ca. 1900-20Photographer unidentified, Côte d'Ivoire?
[Studio Portrait]
ca. 1900-20

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Name-CRT: Photographer unidentified, Côte d'Ivoire?
Title: [Studio Portrait]
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: ca. 1900-20
Object Type: Photographs
Materials and Techniques: gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (23.5 x 17.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1998.351.1
Credit Line: Purchase, Ross Family Fund Gift, 1998

Apparently taken in Africa between 1900 and 1920, possibly in a main city of Côte d'Ivoire, this exterior studio portrait features two handsomely dressed men and a woman, posed in front of a painted backdrop. The unidentified people wear a variety of textiles including strip-woven, block-printed, and trade cloths. The multiple textile types and styles point to the location of the studio in a city center such as Abidjan. The personal ornaments are also Ivoirian in style.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1998.351.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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