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Ambassador Atab Mahomed Khan in Kabul with his retinue
Place of Origin: India or Afghanistan, Kabul
Date: 1891
Materials: Albumen silver print
Dimensions: H. 12 5/8 in x W. 16 7/8 in, H. 32 cm x W. 43 cm
Credit Line: From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Photography
Object Number: 2005.64.153
On Display: No

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Little is known of Atab Mahomed Khan, whose name appears in the caption of this photograph. Presumably the turbaned figure seated in the centre of the group, he is given the designation "Ambassador."

In its style and layout, the photograph resembles those taken by John Burke, a British commercial photographer who was stationed in Afghanistan during the 1880s. The calligraphic caption on the photograph's mount implies that it was originally pasted in an album.


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Exhibition History: Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
Label:

Little is known of Atab Mahomed Khan, whose name appears in the caption of this photograph. Presumably the turbaned figure seated in the centre of the group, he is given the designation "Ambassador."

In its style and layout, the photograph resembles those taken by John Burke, a British commercial photographer who was stationed in Afghanistan during the 1880s. The calligraphic caption on the photograph's mount implies that it was originally pasted in an album.


Exhibition History: Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)