Anuak royal emblems

Anuak royal emblems
60 x 60 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.342.187.1 - Negative film nitrate , (60 x 60 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
44 4 (177)

Accession Number:
Just out of frame is King Aguaa-war-Akuon of Obuodhi village, sitting in his compound. The subject of the photograph however is a young man sitting with some of the royal emblems: a royal stool standing on a skin, spear-rest, four spears lying on the ground and a drum. Five bead necklaces worn by Aguaa should also be included.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 March - May
[Southern Sudan] Jonglei Obuodhi
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Weapon , Furniture Dwelling , Shelter , Insignia , Music
Spear , Building House , Musical Instrument Drum
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - Accession Book Entry [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - 1966.27.19 - S. SUDAN, DARFUNG. VARIOUS TRIBES. Box of negatives in envelopes, [1 - 242] & 1966.27.20 - Box of prints of these negatives [refers to object 1966.27.19] [1 - 242], in envelopes.

Notes on print/mount - "44 4 177"

Other Information:
Aguaa-war-Akuon is referred to in several places in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Political System of the Anuak of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (monographs on Social Anthropology no.4, London School of Economics, 1940), and a photograph of him is reproduced facing page 128, with the caption "Aguaa-war-Akuon, the present king, wearing the royal necklaces and seated on one of the royal stools" The spear emblems are also shown in Plate VIII (photographed by Elliot Smith whilst they were confiscated by the administration) [Chris Morton 22/12/2003]
Christopher Morton 13/1/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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