The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs by J.H. Hutton

caption: charnel house, Mon - Konyak - Oct. 1923 [burial place in Mon with a wooden seat and silk cloth placed for the soul to use. The pots contain the bones of the dead and also offerings] [Urns containing the head of the deceased and funeral offerings in Mon village. Each urn is covered with a flat stone, and a wooden seat with a silk cloth spread on in is for the deceased's soul to sit on] [burial place of Konyak chief's skull. other pots contain offerings, and the wooden seat is for the soul to sit upon]
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Mon
date: 21.10.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1917-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: JH.9.86
seealso: Hutton, 'Two Tours' plate JH.9.3JRAI v. LVIII, 1928, plate XL Hutton, 'The Significance of Headhunting in Assam'Antiquity, 1929, plate V Hutton, 'Assam Megaliths'
note: captions to the negatives sometimes vary from captions to the plates used in books. The latter is put within square brackets. The dates refer to visits mentioned in Hutton's Tour Diaries.