Zande pot making

Zande pot making
140 x 80 mm | Print gelatin silver
Silver sulphide staining/residual chemical staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
72 3 (III.1)

Accession Number:
A potter (identified as Iowa) making a pot at the compound of Badinda (a local governor), who is seated above him on the stoop of a building, possibly his ngbanga. Iowa is moulding strips of clay onto a base, laid out on a large leaf and ring to keep it steady. A pot of liquid and a lump of clay are nearby. Standing behind Badinda is Mekana, Evans-Pritchard's servant.
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
Pottery , Vessel , Raw Material , Shelter
Vessel , Building
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)"] - 690. Pot making (Large size). 72/3 (III/1)

Notes on print/mount - "Iowa makes pots. Zingbondo & Badinda in background 72/3 III-1 EPA690"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "spots of RCS or SS LHS upper SSS overall 8.89"

Other Information:
In The Azande (OUP, 1971) page 95, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that "Azande men are expert potters, or so it seemed to me, for I attempted, without much success, to master the art under their guidance. This is said to be an art of the Ambomu, who made certain types of pottery... used for carrying water, ablutions, brewing beer, boiling oil, roasting and boiling met, etc. On the whole it was asserted that small-mouthed pots were Mbomu and that designs with larger mouths came from the south, especially from the Mangbetu."
Christopher Morton 3/12/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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