Portrait of a Zande man

Portrait of a Zande man
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.443.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Piece torn out lower right hand side [CM 27/7/2005]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 B (+159) [frame 2]

Accession Number:
A portrait of a seated man (identified as kawiri Naibani, i.e. a brother of a woman called Naibani, of the Adeyambis clan) with scarification patterns on his chest and arms and with a hair ornament.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
kawiri Naibani
This may be the brother of Naibani or Nabani, the first wife of Kamanga, who is mentioned on p.40-42 of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's article 'Oracle Magic of the Zande' Sudan Notes and Records , Vol.XI, 1928. Kamanga's marriage to Nabani was never fully agreed since benge consultations consistently declared against the union, and she eventually returned to her brother's homestead (her father was deceased). [CM 21/07/2006]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Body Art , Toilet , Ornament
Body Art Skin , Hair , Ornament Head
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)"] - 443. Male type. (Adeyambis) (Kawili Naibani). 83/B (+159)

Notes on print/mount - "+159 EPA 443 83/B"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "piece torn out lower RHS 6/87"

Other Information:
In The Azande (London AIA, 1953 page 18) P. Baxter & A. Butt state that 'Azande have no specific tribal markings and they do not tattoo although they make elaborate keloid patterns all over the face and trunk. This practice is common all over Zandeland, and particularly in the Belgian Congo. Except under Arab influence, the face is not scarred. Designs are painted with a pointed stick on top of the scarification pattern, in a mixture of mbiango juice and charcoal, which is a persistent dye..'
Christopher Morton 11/11/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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