Jur grave posts

Jur grave posts
97 x 71 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.351.2.1 - Print gelatin silver , (97 x 71 mm)
1998.351.4.1 - Negative film Nitrate , (97 x 71 mm)
Fading [EE 1989]
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Carved grave posts set into the earth around a number of stone grave mounds, tallying numbers of large animals killed by the deceased as a means of honouring the individual, all forked in immitation of animal horns. These graves are similar in appearance to Bongo grave tallies, and it is likely that they carried similar cultural meanings for other neighbouring non cattle-keeping groups.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1929 March
[Southern Sudan] El Buyherat Toinya
Beli ?; Sofi ? [Rumbek Jur]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Death , Carving
Grave , Grave Marker , Memorial
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.

Notes on print/mount ms pencil - "29" ms ink "Jur graveyard"

Notes on card mount m/s pencil - "Fading? RHS 8.89"
Other Information:
Ethnographic context - In The Non-Dinka peoples of the Amadi and Rumbek Districts, Sudan Notes and Records XX, No.1, 1937, page 156, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'In 1929 I trekked from Tonj to Rumbek and then Southwards to the neighbourhood of Toinya, where I spent rather under a fortmight gathering information about the non-Dinka tribes of Rumbek district.' [Chris Morton 26/1/2004]
Christopher Morton 26/1/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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