Ingessana ritual carving and instrument

Ingessana ritual carving and instrument
103 x 76 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.344.90.1 - Negative film nitrate , (103 x 76 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
E 9

Accession Number:
A man playing a stringed instrument and a boy carrying a wooden carving (called kai i calk) used as part of the calk group activities, a community group led by a hereditary female ritual expert (tau:n) that was primarily concerned with the promotion of life forces in the community (hence their ribaldry and disorganisation) and specifically with children, twins and marriage. Behind is a hut entrance with a bed laid outside.
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
Religion , Ritual , Carving , Music
Figure , Musical Instrument String
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"] - 90. Carved wooden figures. E. 9

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "kai i tsalk [?] Sunut E9"

Other Information:
It is possible that the note "sunut" on the print reverse refers to the wood from which the carving has been made, i.e. Acacia nilotica, known as Sunut in Sudan. According to Dr. Charles Jedrej kai i calk (noted by E-P on the print reverse) could mean 'the calk's diviner' ie the diviner for the calk (group) (see RDF for correspondence of 9.2.2004) [Chris Morton 9/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 9/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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