Evans-Pritchard's Nuer cook

Evans-Pritchard's Nuer cook
100 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
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A head and shoulders full face portrait of an initiated male youth, identified as Tiop, Evans-Pritchard's cook, who was an Eastern Jikany tribesman with Dinka ancestry. He is wearing a striped white shirt and a neck ornament, with what looks like a feather coming from his hair at the back. Evans-Pritchard probably first engaged Tiop as a servant during 1931. This photograph was published in 1933 and describes him as a Lou tribesman. However, Evans-Pritchard subsequently spent a month in 1935 at Tiop's home village of Mancom at the mouth of the Nyanding River, and notes that this was a Jikany village and not Lou. I have therefore assumed that he revised his understanding of Tiop's tribal identity in light of this later fieldwork.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River ?Yakwach
Nuer Eastern Jikany Gaajok
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate I Figure 2 (facing page 2) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's article Nuer: Tribe and Clan , Sudan Notes and Records, XVIII, 1935, with the caption 'My cook Tiop, Lou tribesman of Dinka descent' [Chris Morton 23/3/2004]
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Ornament
Ornament Neck , Ornament Hair
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)"] - 61. Tiop. (L.) [large size]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "09
61 "
Other Information:
Archive note - The negative for this print is missing, presumably never donated since other negatives relating to images published in Sudan Notes & Records are also missing. [Chris Morton 5/4/2004]
Christopher Morton 5/4/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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