Inscribed Clogs Gifted to Herbert Ward

[original inscription (same text on each clog)]
قد أهديت هذا القبقاب لصاحبي
مشت واد دولة الإنجليز .
حامد بن محمد

[translation of inscription by Tayseer Abu Odeh for One More Voice]
I have presented these clogs to my friend.
These clogs were used by the servant of the British Government
Hamid Bin Muhammad.

0001 Tippu Tip's inscribed clogs side by side, rotated at 30 degree angle to viewer's right.
0002 Tippu Tip's inscribed clogs, one placed on its side, the other with its heel on the first.
0003 Top view of Arabic inscription on Tippu Tip's left clog.
0004 Top view of Arabic inscription on Tippu Tip's right clog.
0005 Tippu Tip's inscribed clogs side by side, rotated at 330 degree angle to viewer's right.
0006 Tippu Tip's clogs shown lengthwise, with one on left, the other on right.
0007 Tippu Tip's inscribed clogs side by side, as viewed from the top with Arabic inscriptions showing.
0008 Tippu Tip's inscribed clogs side by side, as viewed from the top with Arabic inscriptions showing.
0009 Close up of Arabic inscription on Tippu Tip's right clog.
0010 Tippu Tip's left clog, as shown from the side, with front to the left.
0011 Tippu Tip's left clog, as shown from the front.
0012 Tippu Tip's left clog, as shown from the side, with front to the right.
0013 Tippu Tip's left clog, as shown from the back.
0014 Tippu Tip's left clog, as shown from the bottom, with front to the right.
0015 Tippu Tip's right clog, as shown from the side, with front to the right.
0016 Tippu Tip's right clog, as shown from the front.
0017 Tippu Tip's right clog, as shown from the side, with front to the left.
0018 Tippu Tip's right clog, as shown from the back.
0019 Tippu Tip's right clog, as shown from the bottom, with front to the left.

Item Details

Creator(s): Tippu Tip

Date(s): c.1890

Place(s) of creation: Congo

Repository: Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History. Anthropology Department (Washington, D.C., United States)

Shelfmark / Identifier: E323366

Rights: Used by permission. E323366, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital edition & date: One More Voice, 2021

Digital object curation: Adrian S. Wisnicki

Cite this digital edition (MLA): Tippu Tip. “Inscribed Clogs Gifted to Herbert Ward” (c.1890). One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_021097_ART.html.

Explore complete/original item: Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History. Anthropology Department, Washington, D.C.