Moro Meza grave

Moro Meza grave
103 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.345.55 - Lantern slide glass , (103 x 75 mm)
Sulphide staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
IV 5

Accession Number:
The grave of a man or woman once in or near a homestead but now in the bush, being of the type known as dolmen with a flat horizontal stone supported below on a number of upright stones. This type of grave was constructed for the eldest of siblings. Such megalithic grave markers were peculiar to the Moro Meza, and was not generally found among other so-called Moro groups neighbouring.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Amadi District
Moro Meza
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Grave , Grave Marker , Megalith
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.

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "Grave of first-born"

Notes on card mount ms pencil - "SS lower half 8.89"

Other Information:
In Megalithic Grave-Monuments in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and other parts of East Africa, Antiquity, IX, No.34 1935, page 156 E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that '[t]he dolmen type of grave consists of a ring of generally three, four or five, upright stones with a large slab placed over them so as to give the appearance of a table... [t]his type of grave is used for first-born children. The grave of a boy has three and that of a girl four stones.' [Chris Morton 1/3/2004]
Christopher Morton 1/3/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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