Item Hoskins MSS 3.29 - George A. Hoskins Watercolour - Study of a Man

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Hoskins MSS 3.29


George A. Hoskins Watercolour - Study of a Man


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A male chief from the Shaigiya tribe wearing loose white clothing and holding a tall spear:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, bottom left corner] 'P30'. (ink note)
  • [on recto, bottom edge] 'LB A Melek of the Shageea tribe'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Melek of the Shageea tribe'. (ink note)
  • 19.0 by 26.5 cm

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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  • Slight creases to all corners
  • Discoloured around edges

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  • Published in Hoskins, G. A. 1835. Travels in Ethiopia, Above the Second Cataract of the Nile: Exhibiting the State of that Country, and Its Various Inhabitants, Under the Dominion of Mohammed Ali; and Illustrating the Antiquities, Arts, and History of the Ancient Kingdom of Meroe. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, pl. 30.
  • Published online on the Griffith Institute website: 'The watercolours and drawings by George Alexander Hoskins in the Archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford' (

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