Citation
Mongnyu chiefs (Image number A.12 : J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Title:
Mongnyu chiefs (Image number A.12 : J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Creator:
Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960 ( Photographer )
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Measurements:
8x5.5cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Naga (South Asian people) ( LCSH )
Phom (Indic people)
Naga ( ethnicity )
नागा ( ethnicity )
Phom Naga ( ethnicity )
Phom (Indic people)
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. ( LCSH )
Jewelry ( LCSH )
Hats ( LCSH )
एशिया -- भारत -- नगालैंड -- लोंगलेंग
आशिया - भारत - नागालँड
Naga Hills (India) ( LCSH )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Nagaland -- Longleng -- Mongnyu
Coordinates:
26.488953 x 94.817237

Notes

Abstract:
This Phom village had never before been visited by Europeans. The men wear brass chest ornaments showing that they themselves have taken heads. The man on the left carries his dao , which is decorated with dyed goat's hair, in a holder in the small of his back. He wears a cane hat decorated with a hornbill feather and boar's tusks. His belt is decorated with sewn bands of cowrie shells or 'Job's tears' seeds, as are his wristlets. The two men in the centre wear cane hats decorated with bear's fur and boar's tusks. ( en )
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24750269 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
Date of photograph: 1923 April 12
General Note:
Ethnologue reference for the Phom people is located at http://www.ethnologue.com/language/nph
General Note:
Ethnicity: Phom Naga
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24750269 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1971
General Note:
The Konyak tribe lived in the northern part of the Naga Hills. To the west the Konyaks bordered the Assam plains and the Ao Nagas; on the south-east were the Phoms, and on the east the Singphos of Burma. At the time of these photographs much of their country was unadministered and little known and some of the villages visited during this expedition had never before been seen by Europeans.
General Note:
Mongnyu resides in the Longleng H.Q. of the Longleng District of Nagaland, India.
General Note:
Reference: Hutton, J. H. (John Henry), 1885-1968. Tour Diary. April 1923. (Held in the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum archives, University of Oxford).
General Note:
Reference: Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. Letters to Henry Balfour. (Held in the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum archives, University of Oxford).
General Note:
The album in which this image was originally collected mainly contains photographs taken during a punitive expedition in April 1923 to the Konyak village of Yungya, certain inhabitants of which had carried out a head-hunting raid on Kamahu. J.P. Mills was Assistant Commissioner, Mokokchung at this time. He accompanied J.H. Hutton, Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, who was his superior and therefore wrote the official Tour Diary for the expedition. The military escort of Gurkhas was commanded by Captain W.B.S. Shakespear.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album A of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, archives and special collections.)
General Note:
VIAF name authority for "Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960" is record number 24750269.
General Note:
B&W photographic print
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1923, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/A/12 ( calm reference )