Genna posts at Litinimangyang's house (Image number K.019, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Genna posts at Litinimangyang's house (Image number K.019, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
B&W photographic print 9.5x7 cm ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
Houses ( lcsh )
Naga architecture
Chongli architecture
एशिया -- भारत -- नगालैंड -- मोकोकचुंग जिले
এশিয়া -- ভারত -- নাগাল্যান্ড
Naga (South Asian people) ( lcsh )
Naga ( ethnicity )
Ao Naga ( ethnicity )
नागा ( ethnicity )
एओ नागा ( ethnicity )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Nagaland -- Mokokchung District -- Sangratsu
26.378549 x 94.531058


House of Litinimangyang of the Chongli group. The plain forked posts on the right commemorate the first mithun sacrifice, the squat round post with pointed top on the left the second sacrifice, and the carved and painted tiered posts beside it the third and final sacrifice of a full cycle of feasts. ( en )
General Note:
Date of photograph: 1923 June, ©1926
General Note:
Copyright held by the Estate of J.P. Mills. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Geraldine Hobson.
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
This photograph is part of album K. Many of the images of this album are published in "The Ao Nagas" 1926. Mongsen andChongli are two groups of the Ao, speaking their own dialect and following their own customs. At the time these photographs were taken some villages could contain khels of these separate groups, each khel knowing the other's language but speaking its own. This was often very inconvenient, so a village might decide to speak the same dialect, even though Mongsen or Chongli customs continued to be differentiated among the inhabitants. There were also, of course, villages which were purely Mongsen or Chongli.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album K of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, Archives and Special Collections.)
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. The Ao Nagas. London : Macmillan & Co., 1926. (LCCN: 27013331)
General Note:
Jacobs, Julian. The Nagas : hill peoples of Northeast India : society, culture, and the colonial encounter. London : Thames and Hudson, 1990.
General Note:
Sangratsu is alternately known as Sangrachu
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine
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Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1926, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/K/19 ( calm reference )