Portrait of a Zande man

Portrait of a Zande man
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
Black scuff mark [CM 27/7/2005]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
A.I [frame 2]

Accession Number:
A portrait of a man (identified as Evans-Pritchard's servant Kamanga) dressed in European clothes and hat with his hand raised to his cheek.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Since film numbers A.II & A.III have been attributed to E-P's first fieldwork expedition of 1927, due to the publication of associated material in an article in Africa (Vol.1, No.4, 1928), it seems likely that the A.I film precedes them both and is also from this trip. Further (although only suggestive) evidence is the fact that the film contains portraits of some of E-P's first informants and servants in Zandeland. [Chris Morton 11/10/2005]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Clothing , 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)"] - 590. Kamanga. AI/2

Notes on print/mount - "N. Kamanga C. Abavuya R. Yambio AI/2 EPA 590"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "Black mark RH upper N. Kamanga C.Abavuya R.Yambio 8.89"

Other Information:
The notes on the print reverse are E-P's standard notation for physical type images, and probably refer to name (N); clan (C) and ruler (or region?) (R). Yambio could here therefore possibly refer to the admin. district of Yambio, an early form of the name Gbudwe. [Chris Morton 25/11/2003] In Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937, page 151) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that Kamanga was his personal servant, who became initiated as a witch-doctor in order for E-P to gain access to data. On page 185, he also states that Kamanga 'was a fervent believer in all kinds of magic, and especially in the powers of witch-doctors, a belief which months of mild effort on my part failed to break down.' [Chris Morton 15/10/2003]
Christopher Morton 25/11/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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