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
Hammered , Polished
Max L = 158 mm Max W = 123.2 mm Max W [band] = 22.3 mm Max Th [band] = 1 mm
123.0 g
Local Name:
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
Penannular neck ornament or torque made from a broad brass band with rectangular section, narrowing slightly to either flat cut end, and bent into an oval loop with open ends, 53 mm apart. This has been hammered so that the outer face is slightly concave and slopes down at an angle away from the neck. The band has been doubled over itself to form a loop at either end. It is complete and intact, with hammering marks visible on the surface in places; the outer face has been highly polished and is currently a metallic yellow colour (Pantone 871C). It measures 158 by 123.2 mm across the outside edges, and 124 mm across the inside edge; the band itself is 22.3 mm wide and 1 mm thick, with a weight of 123 grams.

Collected by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton and his wife Hannah at Navera on 8th April 1933, during a shooting expedition. The Lotuko name for this type of object is

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] 65 [end insert] - Broad, penannular brass collar, abarr , ib[idem] [NAVERA] (490).

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

Pitt Rivers Museum label - (490) Abarr , brass collar. LATUKA, NAVERA, E. SUDAN. 4 o 30' N., 32 o 30' E. d.d. Major Powell-Cotton, 1934 [rev] 1934.8.65 [N.B. 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 22/6/2005]

Related Documents File - Typewritten List of "Curios Presented to Dr. Balfour by Major & Mrs. Powell-Cotton. Tribe Latuka". This object appears as item 490: "Brass collar, 7/8" wide, turned over ends, native name Abarr , 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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