Nuer cow

Nuer cow
84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch) | Negative film nitrate
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.720.2 - Print gelatin silver , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
22 (231)

Accession Number:
A portrait of an impressive cow lying on the ground with large upward curving horns (known as wer). Beyond can be seen the lower body of a European colonial official, possibly the DC at Akobo. It is likely that this photo was taken in May 1935 after Evans-Pritchard had completed a survey of the Anuak.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 May
[Southern Sudan] Jonglei Akobo
Nuer Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry
Animal Cattle
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 XV, ms ink] - 39. ox

Note on negative ms ink - "232"

Other Information:
In Nuer Religion (Oxford University Press 1974 [1957] 4), E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'an ox of the kind called wer, which has wide spreading horns and is the most majestic of their beasts.' [Chris Morton 1/9/2004]
Christopher Morton [1/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
Help | About | Bibliography