Zande prince

Zande prince
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
A.II [frame 11]

Accession Number:
A seated portrait of Prince Rikita wearing a brimmed straw hat and loose white clothing, with a small boy standing just behind him (identified as one of Rikita's daughter's sons).
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Prince Rikita
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate I (facing page 48) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Azande (OUP 1971) with the caption "Prince Rikita". [CM 18/8/2005]
There are two photographs (exposures 4 & 7) missing from the A.II film, both of which were published as Plate III & IV in Evans-Pritchard's article "The Dance" Africa: Journal of the International African Institute , Vol.1, No.4 (Oct., 1928) p.456, with the caption "Men Dancing" & "The Dance". They were evidently sent to the publisher of Africa and not returned. This article drew upon his first fieldwork expedition of 1927, which provides a date of 1927 for this film number. [Chris Morton 11/10/2005]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Photography , Clothing
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - [1966.27.21] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of negatives in envelopes. Nos. 1 - 400
Added Accession Book Entry - [In pencil in column] Catalogue room.
[1966.27.23] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of prints in envelopes, nos. 1 - 400 (prints of negatives in 1966.27.21)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Zande Photographs (E-P)"] - 441. Chief (Rikita). AII-11

Notes on print/mount - "82 AII/11
Rikita wili daughter of Rikita & [publisher's measurements]"
Other Information:
Archive note - The negative and two prints for this image were part of a group of objects returned to the museum on 15/12/2003 from Oxford University Press. They had evidently been transferred to OUP in 1971 in preparation for their publication in The Azande, and had remained in the archive there until enquiries were made by Chris Morton in 2003 since they were missing from the collection. Email correspondence: "From Anne Ashby, 12 Dec 2003. to Chris Morton. Dear Chris, I am very happy to be able to let you know that (miraculously) our senior designer Sue Tipping has searched the archives and found the Azande photographs and negatives. We have also discovered an envelope of photographs labeled 'Witchcraft Oracles and Magic Among the Azande'. My paperback reprint (1993) contains no photographs, but I suppose that the photographs must have appeared in the original hardback? What is the safest way to hand these over to you? I could send them around to the PRM by messenger, or alternatively you might like to collect them yourself. Best wishes, Anne Ashby, Editor, Academic and Professional, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street Oxford." Note that the envelope of Azande prints mentioned in the letter has also been accessioned into the collections as a separate collection. [Chris Morton 15/12/2003]
Christopher Morton 15/12/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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