Nuer ox with tassels

Nuer ox with tassels
94 x 60 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.346.343.1 - Negative film nitrate , (94 x 60 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
A 125

Accession Number:
A close image of an ox with tassels attached to the ends of each horn, the left of which has been trained to grow across the muzzle (ma gut). This training is mirrored in the male practice of binding the left arm with metal bands called thiau, both of which are often carried out soon after initiation.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] ?Upper Nile ?Jonglei
Nuer Lou
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate IV (facing page 30) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940), with the caption 'Ox with tassels hanging from its horns (Lou)' [Chris Morton 5/5/2004]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Animal Gear , Ornament
Animal Cattle
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.)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "[numerous printer's marks]"
Christopher Morton [5/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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