Zande master of feast

Zande master of feast
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.460.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
46 3 (+71) [frame 10]

Accession Number:
A group of men at a feast, in the centre the master of the feast (identified as Manguru) holding a ceremonial staff, consisting of a short stick with a globular end possibly of barkcloth. He also wears the whistle of a song-leader around his neck, used to call people to a dance, as well as a plaited plant-fibre belt. The ceremonial staff may well be used to beat the wooden gong (gugu) used at such a feast (pumbó). To his left is a man identified as Nzoropoi, and to his right Panyamu (holding a mambere).
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Manguru, Nzoropoi, Panyamu
Photographs from the film numbered "46 3" are published in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's article "Oracle Magic of the Azande" Sudan Notes and Records , Vol.XI, 1928, based upon his first expedition of 1927. [CM 10/10/2005]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Music , Barkcloth , Dance , Social Life , Clothing Accessory
Musical Instrument Wind , Knife
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)"] - 460. Master of feast holding ceremonial staff. (Nzoropoi, Manguru, Panyamu). 46/3

Other Information:
It is possible that the plaited girdle belt is the one described in Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937, page 459) as 'the girdle which indicates that a person has taken on himself the responsibility of maintaining the conditions essential to the success of vengeance-magic"
Christopher Morton 12/11/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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