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Mongol Woman

Accession Number
1988/2.17

Title
Mongol Woman

Artist(s)
John Thomson

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1871

Medium & Support
albumen silver print on paper

Dimensions
3 7/16 in x 2 15/16 in (8.7 cm x 7.5 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);3 7/16 in x 2 15/16 in (8.7 cm x 7.5 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
After traveling through Cambodia, Ceylon, China, India, Indochina, Malaysia, and Singapore for ten years, Thomson relocated in London in 1872. There, he worked on Street Life in London. In the following years, Thomson published the Asian images in a number of volumes. Thomson was elected a member of the Royal Photographic Society in 1879, becoming the photographer to Queen Victoria and later, George V.

Physical Description
A photograph of a woman wearing a large fur hat, jewelry, and a long draped body garment. She holds a strand of beads in her hands, looking down toward the right. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Asian
Mongolian (modern nationality)
clothing
hats
jewelry
portraits
standing
women (female humans)

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