Mabaan man

Mabaan man
103 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.344.199.1 - Negative film nitrate , (103 x 75 mm)
severe Residual chemical staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
Q 5

Accession Number:
An upper body rear view of a seated man wearing a beaded neck ornament and with white pigment on his face and body (another man of the group is standing beyond). This man also features as one of three men holding up bows and arrows in another image. Evans-Pritchard had intended a tour of the Southern Burun (who Evans-Pritchard calls Meban) of the Yabus river after visiting Jebel Ulu, whose people were related. However, sickness meant that he had to restrict interviews to a group of three Mabaan men from Koda who had been summoned to Ulu by the local ruler Sheikh Idris.
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 , Ornament , Body Art
Ornament Arm , Ornament Neck , Body Art Paint
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"] - 199. Man - back view. (Burun). Q.5

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "Q5"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "severe RCS 11/11/86 EE"

Other Information:
In Ethnological Observations in Dar Fung, Sudan Notes and Records Vol.XV, Part i, 1932 p. 17, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'It had been my ambition to to extend my tour to include the Southern Burun within its circuit since they are ethnologically-speaking an almost unknown people. Sickness compelled me to abandon the project, however, and I had to be content with a short chat with a few Meban from Koda who Sheikh Idris had summoned to Ulu during my stay there.' The men of the 'Q' negative series can be identified as Mabaan, since one of the images [1998.344.218] is reproduced in E-P's article with the caption 'Meban Type (Koda)'. [Chris Morton 24/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 23/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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