Zande chief's deputy

Zande chief's deputy
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.448.1 - Negative film Safety , (35 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
[?46] (+132)

Accession Number:
A three-quarter length portrait of a standing man (identified as Bage, a deputy of Prince Gangura in the settlement in which Evans-Pritchard resided during fieldwork) wearing a straw hat and barkcloth.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate XXV (facing page 388) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937) with the caption "Bage" [CM 17/8/2005]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Barkcloth , Clothing Headgear
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)"] - 448. Male type (Bage) (Wearing hat). +132
Other Information:
Biographical Information - In Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937, page 103-4) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'Shortly after my arrival in Zandeland Gböndi, the prince's deputy in the settlement in which I took up my abode, a charming but ineffectual old man, was replaced by Bage, who was younger and more efficient.' On page 339 he also notes that 'When Prince Gangura appointed a new deputy to our settlement this man, Bage, consulted the oracle to know whether he would die if he took up his position there, and the oracle told him that it would be safe for him to do so.' Archive note - this object consists of two modern 35mm museum copy negatives produced from the original print [1998.341.448.2]. As with other previously accessioned copy negatives, I have retained them within the full catalogue of the collection.[Chris Morton 10/12/2003] There is a partly destroyed pencil number on the reverse of the print which reads 4 and then possibly a 6, which may well fit as the first part of the full film number for this image.[Chris Morton 10/12/2003]
Christopher Morton 11/11/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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