Nuer cattle camp milking

Nuer cattle camp milking
40 x 30 mm | Print 35mm contact
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.346.8.1 - Negative film nitrate , (40 x 30 mm)
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Women preparing for milking at a dry season cattle camp (wec) next to a large river, probably the Sobat. This would suggest the camp to be Yakwach where Evans-Pritchard spent 3 months in 1931 among the Lou Nuer. The woman in the foreground stands with two milking gourds next to a number of tethered calves. Another woman with a gourd is walking away, possibly following an untethered calf to its dam, who will then be milked, the calf being allowed to return to feed afterwards. Milking is performed in the morning and evening by women, girls and unitiated boys.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River ?Yakwach
Nuer Lou
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate XXIIIa (facing page 216) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940), with the caption 'a. Section of camp kraal (Lou)' [Chris Morton 18/3/2004]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Food and Drink
Cattle Camp , Animal Cattle , Vessel Gourd
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)"] - 8. Woman with milk gourds in cattle camp. (S.) [small size]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "2
8 "
Christopher Morton [17/3/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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