Zande courtiers with knife of office

Zande courtiers with knife of office
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
Silver sulphide staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
A.IV 5 (96)

Accession Number:
A portrait of a seated man (identified as Panyamu) wearing a feathered hat and holding a deputy's knife of office (mambere) [out of focus], with two other men of Rikita's court standing behind - to the left a man called Pangua and to the right Ndaura [in focus].
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Panyamu, Pangua, Ndaura
Film A.IV contains two photographs [1998.341.526 & .527] relating to a dance at Prince Rikita's also found in films A.II and A.III, photographs from which were published by Evans-Pritchard in 1928 in his article "The Dance" Africa: Journal of the International African Institute , Vol.1, No.4 (Oct., 1928), drawing on his first expedition of 1927. [Chris Morton 11/10/2005]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Weapon , Clothing Headgear
Animal Dog , 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)"] - 579. Subjects of Rikita. (Panyamu, Pangua and Ndaura). 96 (AIV/5)

Notes on print/mount - "n. Poijemu c. agb
φ pio AIV/5 96 EPA579"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "SSS lower RHS n. Poijemu c. agb
φ pio 8.89"

Other Information:
It is possible that the name noted on the print reverse (Poijemu of the Agbopio clan) is an alternative spelling of the name, or perhaps a phonetic spelling that E-P corrected when typing up his handlist. The name appears as Panyamu in at least two places in the handlist, and so I have kept to this spelling. [Chris Morton 25/11/2003]
Christopher Morton 25/11/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
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