Digging clay for Zande pots

Digging clay for Zande pots
140 x 80 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.697.1 - Negative film nitrate , (140 x 80 mm)
Residual chemical staining/silver sulphide staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
72 1 (I.1)

Accession Number:
A youth (identified as Sabuna wiri Tembura, i.e. Sabuna, son of Tembura) digging clay from a pit in an alluvial channel using a stick, for use in pot-making. His hair is shaved so as to leave a patch on top and around the base.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
Sabuna wiri Tembura
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
[Pottery] , Raw Material , Gathering
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)"] - 697. Pot making (Large size). 72/1 (I.1)

Notes on print/mount - "Sabuna wili Tembura digginf clay for pots 72/1 1 EPA697"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "RCS upper RHS corner 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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