Portrait of a Shilluk youth

Portrait of a Shilluk youth
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
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A physical anthropology upper body full face portrait of a Shilluk youth with elaborate coiffure and ornaments, probably photographed during the Seligman's enquiries at Kodok in late 1909. Seligman notes that he categorised this youth as an 'average' type Shilluk.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
?1909 December
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile ?Kodok
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced (cropped) as Plate III/1a (facing page 38) in C.G. & B. Seligman's Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932), with the caption "Shilluk types...1. Average" [Chris Morton 1/10/2004]
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Physical Anthropology , Ornament , Toilet
Ornament Neck , Hair
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.b.5. Shilluk type"

Note on lantern slide - "V.b.5. Sudan. Shilluk type. CGS."
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 1/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [1/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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