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Great Peacemaking of Marudi
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The moment of the great peace-making at Marudi, 1899, Baram District, between the Kayan, Kenyah, and Klemantan Tribes of East and West Borneo

History of the Object
Group portrait showing chiefs sitting on a raised dais between wooden carved images, with tribesmen in the background. The two central figures are Tama Bulan and Tama Kulieng.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Photograph 
Measurements
147 x 104 mm 
Creator name
Charles Hose, Robert Shelford 
Creator date
1899 
Where it was made
Malaysian Borneo 
Geography
 
Time period
BCE 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
 
Function
Photograph of Great Marudi Peacemaking Ceremony in central Borneo. 
Acquisition
 
Copyright
Creative Commons, CC. 
Acknowledgements
'The photograph is from: Hose, Charles and Shelford, Robert (1900), 'Descriptive album of the country and people of Sarawak'. Harpenden: Valentine and Co. This ceremony, and the background to it, are described in detail in: Dougall, W. (1900), 'A savage peace conference', 'The Eagle' - the magazine of St John's College, Cambridge. 
Owner
 
Museum
Sarawak Museum 
Credit line
Copyright Cambridge University Library 

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