Nuer flour grinding

Nuer flour grinding
58 x 55 mm | Negative film nitrate
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.479.2 - Print gelatin silver , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
64 2 (A157)

Accession Number:
Two women grinding flour outside a hut. The women to the left is a married woman, indicated by her skirt. The hut itself has gaps between the upright poles, suggesting that it was used for cooking in during the rains, which is when Evans-Pritchard carried out fieldwork in 1935. The grinding slabs themselves are made of baked earth and are angled downwards so that the flour falls onto a mat. To the left is a raised storage pole, with what may be strips of meat hanging down out of reach of animals.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 July
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Yakwach
Nuer Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Food and Drink , Domestic Life , Shelter
Vessel Gourd , Building , Grinder
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 1966.27.1-16 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Sixteen negative albums containing negatives and prints of photographs taken by donor during field-work. All listed in albums. Added Accession Book Entry - [p. 98 in right hand column, in pencil] Catalogue room.

Manual Catalogues [index taken from album book X, ms ink] - 61. woman grinding

Note on negative ms ink - "A157"

Christopher Morton [29/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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