Nuer homestead

Nuer homestead
97 x 72 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
B3 (76 3)

Accession Number:
A view across the cleared area of a village homestead (gol) with cattle lying down in the middle ground and a cattle byre (luak) to the left, a sleeping hut to the right and the cattle byre (luak) of another homestead beyond. In the central cleared area can just be seen a firescreen (buor) against which a cooking-fire is made. Often these firescreens incorporated three humps on the top, and were a symbol of a woman's status as a wife and mother of a household. Sacrifices were often made near to the buor of the homestead.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1930 - 1936
[Southern Sudan] Wahda Jonglei Upper Nile
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Settlement , Shelter , Fire , Animal Husbandry
Village , Building Animals , Animal Cattle , Windbreak
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry: [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD 1966.27.17 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of negatives each in separate envelope, labelled. (some missing). Nos. 1 - 213. (prints in box 1966.27.18)...1966.27.18 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of prints each in separate envelope. Nos. 1 - 213. (negatives in 1966.27.17.)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Nuer Photographs (E-P)"] - 105. Homesteads. (L.) [Large size] (B.3)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "B3 76/3
105 "
Christopher Morton [13/4/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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