Man of Ulu hill

Man of Ulu hill
100 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
O 11

Accession Number:
A three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing dammur cloth, photographed by Evans-Pritchard during his brief two day visit to the hill, the peoples of which speak a dialect of Burun. He also noted however that some people identified themselves as an exogenous group known as Fuin, who formed an aristocratic group with a 'king' who was frequently in danger of regicide from other potential leaders. But this group seems mostly to have been absorbed by Burun.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1926 December
Blue Nile Jebel Ulu
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Clothing , Ornament
Ornament Neck
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"] - 171. Male type. (Ulu). O. 11

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "O.11"

Other Information:
In Ethnological Observations in Dar Fung, Sudan Notes and Records Vol.XV, Part i, 1932 p. 13, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'Linguistically the inhabitants of Ulu come into a group of Burun languages, and there can be little doubt that the Fuin as a physical and cultural type, whatever that may have been, and if indeed there ever was a distinct physical and cultural type which can be so labelled, has been absorbed by Burun.' [Chris Morton 16/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 16/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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