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Name of Object:

Rich drawing

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Holding Institution:

The British Museum

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Date of Object:

c. 1800–1820

Inventory Number:

1987,0220.3

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

Portrait of a standing male Yezidi from Sinjar. Claudius Rich made observations and drawings not only of sites but also of people. Early travellers often studied the customs and costumes of local peoples, as well as drawing landscapes or mapping territories. There was no such thing as a professional archaeologist yet.

Citation of this web page:

"Rich drawing" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;uk;7;en

MWNF Working Number: UK 007

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