Lotuko necklet

Lotuko necklet
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Accession Number:
[Southern Sudan] Eastern Equatoria Navera
Cultural Group:
Lotuko [Otuho]
Date Made:
By 1933
Brass Metal
Max L = 117 mm Max W = 112.3 mm Max Th = 3 mm
26.4 g
Other Owners:
Collected by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton and his wife on 8th April 1933 during a shooting expedition
Field Collector:
Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton & Hannah Powell-Cotton (nee Brayton)
PRM Source:
Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton
Donated 1934
Collected Date:
8th April 1933
Simple neck ornament made from a brass rod, slightly oval in section, bent into a loop with open ends, 19 mm apart. Each end has blunt, flat cut edges. The loop itself is oval, rather than round, and is slightly distorted in form. The necklet is complete and intact, with the brass currently a metallic yellow colour (Pantone 872C). The length across the outside edges is 117 mm, the width across 112.3 mm, and the rod has a diameter of 3.2 x 3 mm. The object weighs 26.4 grams.

Collected by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton and his wife Hannah at Navera on 8th April 1933, during a shooting expedition. This neck ornament was worn by women; its local name was not recorded.

Rachael Sparks 25/9/2005.

Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry [p. 248] 1934 [insert] 8 [end insert] - MAJOR P. H. G. POWELL-COTTON , Quex Park, Birchington, E. Kent. Specimens collected by himself & Mrs Cotton, during hunting trips, 1933, viz: [...] [p. 252] - From the LATUKA tribe, NAVERA, TORIT, LARONYO. [p. 254, insert] 64 [end insert] - Womans [sic] penannular necklet of brass wire, ib[idem] [NAVERA] (527).

Card Catalogue Entry - There is no further information on the catalogue card [RTS 28/5/2004].

Old Pitt Rivers Museum label - Woman's necklet, LATUKA, NAVERA, E. SUDAN. 4 o 30' N. 132 o 30' E. d.d. Major Powell-Cotton, 1934. [rev] 1934.8.64 (527) [rectangular tag with metal edging, still tied to object; RTS 29/3/2004].

Related Documents File - Typewritten List of "Curios Presented to Dr. Balfour by Major & Mrs. Powell-Cotton. Tribe Latuka". This object appears as item 527: "Brass wire necklet, female, 8/4/33 Navera, about 4.30 N 32.30 E”. Also contains details of a cine film 'some tribes of the Southern Sudan', taken by Powell-Cotton during this 1933 expedition, copies of which are now in the National Film and Television Archive and the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent [RTS 14/3/2005].

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