Gumuz men

Gumuz men
103 x 76 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.344.214.1 - Negative film nitrate , (103 x 76 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
A 4

Accession Number:
A three-quarter length portrait of four men (identified as three Gumuz men and one Shilluk - probably to the right) wearing arabic-style white tunics. Evans-Pritchard notes that he met a small colony of Gumuz people, who had come from western Ethiopia in small groups over the years, around Roseires. They were (and are) predominantly muslim and besides agriculture kept small numbers of cattle and other livestock.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1926 November
Blue Nile Roseires
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Clothing , Physical Anthropology
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"] - 214. Group of men. (Gumus). (A.4

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "Gumus (Shilluk got in as well) A4"

Other Information:
In Ethnological Observations in Dar Fung, Sudan Notes and Records Vol.XV, Part i, 1932 p. 47, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that '[t]hese Gumus inhabit a number of hills to the east of 35 degrees long., and between 11 and 12 degrees lat., e.g. hills Barmandi, El Kili, Famaka, Belshongol, and Guba. For some years they have been coming over the border into the Sudan in small numbers, to Roseires, Gallabat, etc. I saw a small colony of them at Roseires ... all members of the small community which I saw speak Arabic and profess Islam. Their dress, furniture, and household utensils, are the same as one will see in any Arabic-speaking village in this area. They are mainly agricultural, possessing a few cows, goats, sheep, dogs and chicken..' [Chris Morton 23/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 23/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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