Dinka royal grave-shrine

Dinka royal grave-shrine
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
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A well-thatched hut with carefully contsructed courtyard fence, said to be a Dinka royal grave shrine. The Seligmans mention that they saw such shrine scattered throughout Agar and Cic country, at which ceremonies took place served by a guardian who accepted sacrifice offerings there from people. Both rain-making and harvest ceremonies were also said to take place there.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] ?El Buheyrat
Dinka ?Cic
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Death , Religion , Shelter
Shrine , Building Religious
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.36. Dinka royal grave shrine"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.e.36. Dinka royal grave shrine"

Other Information:
Suggested dates for the images are based upon a summary of the Seligman diary entries compiled by Dr Fran Larson in the related documents file. [Chris Morton 4/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [15/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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