Zande man weaving shield

Zande man weaving shield
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.63.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Residual chemical staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
31 2 [frame 10]

Accession Number:
A man (identified as Mamenze) seated on a mat weaving a wickerwork shield (kube).
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Weapon , Basketry
Shield , Mat
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)"] - 63. Man (Mamenze) making shield 31/2

Other Information:
In The Azande (OUP 1971, page 100) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that '[t]he bearing of shields seems to have been forbidden by the British Administration soon after its occupation, so that, except for a few old ones preserved out of sentiment, they were no longer to be seen in the 1920s, though there were craftsmen who could still make them.'[Chris Morton 8/10/2003] See also (E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (1972 [1937]: 437) "Although shields are no longer made, having been forbidden many years ago by the Government, there are still a number of experts who know the art. One of them made some specimens for me to take back to England..." Further information is available on the Shields and Objects, Anthropology and Museums website at:, a collaborative research project between the PRM and the University of Kent. See also [1998.341.152] [Chris Morton 15/10/2003]
Christopher Morton 9/10/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
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