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Omdurman Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 33 pictures in our Omdurman collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Sudanese kettle drum, 1898 Featured Print

Sudanese kettle drum, 1898

Sudanese kettle drum, 1898 (c). Reputedly taken form Dervish forces at the Battle of Omdurman, 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899) 1898. The object is referred to as a Nihas/Nahas, an object of great importance in Sudanese culture, the ownership of a Nihas is a mark of respect and social standing. Heavy beaten copper shell. Four pairs of bronze suspension rings around rim and below are 38 copper pegs to secure head. Tanned and shaved leather head, possibly cowskin, smooth on top with traces of hair remaining on sides, perforated around side to fit over pegs round the shell. Twisted leather cord passes through eight holes in the edge of the head to form four 'V' shaped tensioning cords joining at a ring underneath the shell. Date: 1898 (circa)

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Mahdi's Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan Featured Print

Mahdi's Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan

The Mahdi's Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan. Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad, self- declared Mahdi in 1881. In his reform of Islam he replaced the pilgrimage to Mecca with the obligation to serve in the holy war against unbelievers. The tomb was destroyed by the British after their conquest of Sudan as can be seen in this photograph. The tomb was rebuilt in 1947 as a copy of the original. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection