Ingessana grave

Ingessana grave
103 x 76 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.344.101.1 - Negative film nitrate , (103 x 76 mm)
Bend upper right hand side/ residual chemical staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
DD 6

Accession Number:
A series of stones arranged in a circle over the grave of a person identified by Evans-Pritchard as Foda. The grave was located very near to the enclosure of huts belonging to Chief Nurufa of the JokTau people of Soda district, inside the area of cultivations (kal). Evans-Pritchard notes that persons who died away from their homes were buried at the place of their death. In this image it is clear that digging sticks have been placed on the grave.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1926 November - December
Blue Nile Tabi Hills Soda
Ingessana (Gaam)
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Grave , Grave Marker
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
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.

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Ingassana"] - 101. Grave. D.D.6

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "Foda's grave (duplicate) DD-6"

Notes on card mount ms pencil - "slight RCS, creased corner 11/11/86 EE"

Other Information:
In A Preliminary Account of the Ingassana Tribe in Fung Province, Sudan Notes and Records X, 1927, page 83, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'A man who dies away from home is buried in the place of his death, and there is a ceremony to bring his spirit back to his own house. Therefore if a woman is ill, she will go away from her husband's house to that of her parents. The dead are placed in a plain grave with a broken spear, a little tobacco sometimes being added. When completed, stones are placed round the grave, and the dead man's angarib, if he had one, is placed on top. Failing an angarib, digging sticks are placed on top.' [Chris Morton 4/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 10/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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