Burma image, WA1427

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Description: Burma image, WA1427. Kachin elders taking oath.
In this photograph a slave owner is taking an oath that he will desist from ever owning slaves again. The sword would be held over the head and the oath taken that some terrible fate will befall the owner should he break his vow. The usual formula of a Hkahku oath is: "If I lie may the tiger devour me, may the lightning nat [Mu] strike me, may the water nat [Bareng] seize me when I cross the water and may I die a violent death." [dissertation, 1934:112]
Categories: Collections/ World Art  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: All Rights Reserved
Caption: Burma image, WA1427

Object or Artwork info

Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa1427_d01.tif
Media: Image
Size: 31.52 MB; 2794 x 3942 pixels; 237 x 334 mm (print at 300 DPI); 739 x 1043 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA1427