Shilluk woman

Shilluk woman
110 x 63 mm | Print gelatin silver
Silver sulphide staining [EE 1989]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
EP.SH.20; EP.M.80

Accession Number:
A full length portrait of a young woman posed for the camera holding an adze, wearing a goatskin and beaded apron. The format of this print does not match others taken by Evans-Pritchard, so it can be assumed that this is an image given to him, perhaps by C.G. Seligman.
Charles Gabriel Seligman?
Date of Photo:
1910 circa
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Clothing Skin , Bead , Ornament
Adze , Ornament Neck
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - Accession Book Entry [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - 1966.27.19 - S. SUDAN, DARFUNG. VARIOUS TRIBES. Box of negatives in envelopes, [1 - 242] & 1966.27.20 - Box of prints of these negatives [refers to object 1966.27.19] [1 - 242], in envelopes.

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "EP.M.80"

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "SSS overall 8.89"

Other Information:
One of the six non-E-P photos at the end of this Shilluk series is a photograph by C.G. Seligman, reproduced cropped in Pagan Tribes (facing page 38). I have tentatively ascribed these photographs to Seligman therefore, taken on their first expedition up the Nile in 1909-10. [Chris Morton 16/3/2004]
Christopher Morton 16/3/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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