Bari grave

Bari grave
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
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A homestead grave in the village of Ali Bey, consisting of two notched stakes to which are tied a long peeled stick, and a sapling on which is hung pieces of slag. At the foot is a pot containing sacrifice, and also two groups of cooking stones, indicating two sacrifices have been made. The Seligmans carried out investigations among the Bari of Belinian and Ali Bey in Jan 1922, before moving south to the Torit area among the Lotuko-speaking people there.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
Dec 1921- Jan 1922
[Southern Sudan] Bahr el Jebel Belinian Ali Bey
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate XXV Fig.2 (facing page 278) in C.G. & B. Seligman's Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932), with the caption "Ali Bey, hut with grave" [CM 2/9/2005]
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Death , Religion , Carving
Grave , Grave Marker
Manual Catalogue in Related Documents File
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry - [1967.26] THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, HOUGHTON STREET, ALDWYCH, LONDON, W.C.E. PER MR ANTHONY FORGE - SUDAN. Box containing 309 lantern slides (3 1/4” x 3 1/4”) made from photographs taken by the late Professor C. G. SELIGMAN in various parts of the SUDAN. All slides numbered and labelled. Catalogue in file (“Seligman Slide Collection”). Additional Accession Book Entry - [in pencil] 18 Parks Rd.

Manual catalogue entry (thermofax catalogue copy in folder '27-06 Seligman Slide Collection') - "V.e.2 Bari grave."

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.e.2. Bari grave. CGS."
Other Information:
Ethnographic context - In C.G. & B. Seligman's Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932), page 277, they discuss this particular grave at some length. [Chris Morton 13/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [13/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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