Nuer cattle byre

Nuer cattle byre
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A well constructed cattle byre (luak) in a village homestead. Such byres were constructed by making a wall of wooden stakes and by then joining together long branches to form rafters, which were then thatched. The thatch of this byre has been tied together at the ends, possibly to stop cattle from eating the ends through the gaps in the stakes whilst housed inside at night. In the right foreground can be seen a hut of the village type as well as what looks like a firescreen with its hearth filled with water, possibly after a shower of rain.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
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[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile ?Nyanding River ?Sobat River
Nuer ?Lou
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
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E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Shelter , Fire
Building Animals
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)"] - 181. Kraal. (S.) [small size]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "1
181 "
Christopher Morton [20/4/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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