Zande hut

Zande hut
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.75.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
slight edge fading [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
16 2 (E.8) [frame 9]

Accession Number:
The wooden framework of a hut during construction (probably the common type know as gbuguru or gbasendeyo) which eventually has clay walls and overhanging eaves creating a shaded area beneath.
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
Building House
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)"] - 75. Skeleton of hut. (To show methods of building). 16/2 (E.9.)

Other Information:
In The Azande (OUP, 1971), page 89, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'the old Mbomu walled dwelling hut, which is still the most usual habitation in Gbudwe's old kingdom, the gbuguru or gbasendeyo, is a hut with solid mud walls-the only wood used in them being the lintels-but lacking a clay foundation. My informants added that, compared with today, there were very few of these well-made huts in past times.' In The Heart of Africa (London 1873, vol ii page 287) Georg Schweinfurth notes that 'the conical roofs are higher and more pointed than those of the Bongo and Dinka, having a projection beyond the clay walls of the hut, which affords a good shelter from the rain. This projection is supported by posts, which give the whole building the semblance of being surrounded by a verandah. The huts that are used for cooking have roofs still more pointed than those which serve for sleeping.' [Chris Morton 10/10/2003] See also [1998.341.8/.13/.14] [Chris Morton 10/10/2003]
Christopher Morton 9/10/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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