Bongo funerary carving

Bongo funerary carving
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
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A composite full-face and profile image of a Bongo funerary figure carving, in the collections of Gordon College, founded in 1902, the precursor of the University of Khartoum. Although noted in his slide list as the funerary figure of a 'Golo "Sheikh"' this composite image (including more of the person holding it) was reproduced in a 1917 article by Seligman as showing a Bongo grave figure. It was said to have been taken from a grave of a chief and from an area along the El Ateesh road from Wau to Tembura, some twelve miles south of Fort Ukanda. [CM 08/01/2007]
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Bahr el Ghazal
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced in C. G. Seligman's short article 'A Bongo Funerary Figure' Man Vol. 17 (June 1917), p. 97), with the caption 'Carved funerary figure in the museum of Gordon College, Khartum' [CM 08/01/2007]
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Death , Carving
Grave Marker , Figure
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.53. Figure over tomb of Golo "Sheikh". (Gordon College)."

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.e.53. Figure over tomb of Golo "Sheikh". (Gordon College). CGS"

Christopher Morton [18/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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