Plan of Dinka village

Plan of Dinka village
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
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A photograph of a plan drawing of the layout of huts at the Cic village of Anyob, near Shambe on the Nile, visited by the Seligman's at the height of the dry season in Feb 1910. The diagram includes information on the clan affiliations of the hut inhabitants.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] El Buheyrat Shambe Anyob
Dinka Cic
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Topography , Settlement
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.a.12. Diagram of the village of Anyob near Shambe"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.a.12. Diagram of the village of Anyob near Shambe.CGS."

Other Information:
This is a different version of the diagram reproduced on p.139 of Pagan Tribes, and looks to be a preliminary sketch. [Chris Morton 29/9/2004] In Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932) p.141 C.G. & B.Z. Seligman note that 'we reproduce plans of the Cic settlement of Anyob near Shambe as it existed in 1910...the considerable space between the houses is for the most part occupied by crops of grain...' [Chris Morton 29/9/2004] 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 [29/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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