The J. Paul Getty Museum

Unmarried Women and Girl of Spiti

Object Details

Title:

Unmarried Women and Girl of Spiti

Artist/Maker:

Philip Henry Egerton (British, active 1860s)

Places:

London, England (Place Created)
Spiti Valley, Himāchal Pradesh, India (Place Depicted)

Date:

negative June–August 1863; print 1863–1864

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XB.1337.16

Dimensions:

14.9 × 20 cm (5 7/8 × 7 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

Two women and a girl sit in front of a mudbrick structure. One of the women appears to be pounding grains in a wooden barrel, while the other appears to be spinning wool with a conical contraption.