Dinka hut and grave

Dinka hut and grave
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
Date of Print:
Previous Other Number:
V.e.7 (391)

Accession Number:
A Dinka homestead, possibly in the vicinity of Bor, with a small thatched cone placed over a grave next to the entrance of a hut, probably a man's grave. Among certain Dinka groups it was said that women were buried within the hut and older men in the cattle pen.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Jonglei ?Bor
Dinka ?Paliet
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Death , Shelter
Grave , Grave Marker , Building House
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.7. Dinka grave in Tain village"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.e.7. Dinka grave in Tain village. CGS. 391"

Other Information:
Tain Dinka might be another term for Tainbour which is an alternative name for the Paliet dialect of southwestern Dinka language. This information from Ethnologue. [Chris Morton 13/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [13/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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