Nuer cattle camp

Nuer cattle camp
40 x 30 mm | Negative film nitrate
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.346.21.2 - Print 35mm contact , (40 x 30 mm)
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Ash-covered youths at a dry season cattle camp (wec) with tethered oxen sitting near to a fenced enclosure, and a cattle byre (luak) visible beyond. Evans-Pritchard notes that the ox in the foreground is rolnyang, which probably refers to a combination of white shoulder and forelegs (rol) with one horn trained across its face (nyang). In the far distance is what appears to be a river, possibly the Sobat. It was common as the dry season progressed for such camps to be sited next to permanent rivers as water became scarce.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1930 - 1936
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile or Jonglei
Nuer Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Shelter , Settlement
Cattle Camp , Windbreak , Animal Cattle , Building Animals
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry: [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD 1966.27.17 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of negatives each in separate envelope, labelled. (some missing). Nos. 1 - 213. (prints in box 1966.27.18)...1966.27.18 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of prints each in separate envelope. Nos. 1 - 213. (negatives in 1966.27.17.)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Nuer Photographs (E-P)"] - 21. Cattle camp. (ox:
rolnyang ) (S.) [Small size]

Other Information:
In The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940) page 44-45, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that '..a white shoulder and foreleg (rol) may be combined with ... a brindled ox with one horn trained across its face is a gut nyang, &c.' [Chris Morton 23/3/2004]
Christopher Morton [23/3/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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