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Barong dance, Bali, 1949.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bali (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 918, box Q

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting three figures demonstrating part of a Barong dance. Two young girls with ornate head-dresses are brought together in an embrace by an older androgynous figure. In the background are two young male drummers and a loose weave mat.

Place of Origin

Bali (made)


1949 (made)


Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print


Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting three figures demonstrating a Barong dance. Bali, 1949.


Photographic paper


Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Dancers; Drummers; Barong; Rituals; Dances; Mythology; Culture


Photographs; Androgyny


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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