Full-length seated portrait of Saiyid Majid, Sultan of Zanzibar.
Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund
Medium: Photographic print
Studio portrait of Saiyid Majid, Sultan of Zanzibar, seated beside a table with his arm resting on a large book, by Hurrichund Chintamon in the 1860s. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections and was shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Sultan Sayyid Majid was born at Zanzibar in 1834, the sixth son of His Highness Sayyid Said bin Sultan, Iman of Muscat and Oman. Sayyid Majid was Governor of Zanzibar, Pemba and the East African domains during his father’s reign. On the death of his father, 19 October 1856 he was proclaimed Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman. He died at Zanzibar 7 October 1870.