Moro Uggi woman and shelter

Moro Uggi woman and shelter
86 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.345.39.1 - Negative film nitrate , (95 x 75 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
63 6; handlist no. 297

Accession Number:
A woman with a plug in the top lip, arm rings and a bunch of leaves suspended from a waist string, stands next to a rough sun shelter constructed in a clearing of a wooded area, with men standing nearby as well as seated under the shelter. A gourd and a basket under the shelter suggest that this is a place for rest and food during hunting or agricultural activity.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Amadi District ?Lanyaba village area
Moro Uggi
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Ornament , Shelter , Vessel , Social Life , Agriculture and Horticulture
Ornament Lip , Ornament Arm , Vessel Gourd , Basket , Building
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 "Moro"] - 297. Woman shewing lip plug

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "63/6"

Other Information:
I have given this image a provence of Moro Uggi on the basis of the close similarity of personal ornamentation between the woman shown and those shown in other E-P photographs identified as Moro Uggi. One is reproduced as Plate Lb (facing page 484) of C.G. & B. Seligman's Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932), with the caption 'Moro Uggi women with lip plugs'. It is probable that this image is that listed by E-P as 'woman shewing lip plug' in his handlist. [Chris Morton 9/3/2004]
Christopher Morton 9/3/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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