Moro Meza grave

Moro Meza grave
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
horizontal crack near top [Chris Morton 18/10/2004]
Date of Print:
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Accession Number:
The grave of a man or woman next to a hut, being of the type known as dolmen with a flat horizontal stone supported below on a number of upright stones. This type of grave was constructed for the eldest of siblings. Such megalithic grave markers were peculiar to the Moro Meza, and was not generally found among other so-called Moro groups neighbouring.
?Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Amadi District
Moro Meza
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Grave , Grave Marker , Megalith
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.h.26. Megalithic grave - Moro (S.Sudan)" additional ms note (1967) - "slightly scratched"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.h.26. Megalithic grave - Moro (S.Sudan). CGS."

Other Information:
The Seligmans did not visit Moro country in Western Equatoria and relied on information from Evans-Pritchard, including photographs. This makes it seem likely that this is a copy of an E-P photo. Since many of E-P's original Moro series noted on the handlist are missing this is entirely feasible. [Chris Morton 25/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [25/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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