?Dinka group

?Dinka group
118 x 83 mm | Print gelatin silver
some surface scuffing [Chris Morton 15/3/2004] Sulphide staining & Residual chemical staining
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:

Accession Number:
A seated group of people with an assortment of material culture, including baskets and spears laid out around them. The way in which the objects have been arranged suggests that the image had an element of composition by the photographer. The image description is that this group were migrating, hence the objects being carried with them.
Charles Gabriel Seligman?
Date of Photo:
1910 circa
[Southern Sudan] Bahr el Ghazal
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Basketry , Weapon , Ornament
Ornament Arm , Spear , Basket
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 - "Bahr El Ghazal [?]Dinkas moving" [Chris Morton 13/9/2004]

Other Information:
The handwriting on the print reverse is similar to that on other prints seemingly given to E-P by CG Seligman, and probably taken by him iduring one of his trips to southern Sudan. I have interpreted the group term written on the reverse as Dinka, although it looks more like Menka. However, the only Menkas I have found reference to are in the Cameroon. [Chris Morton 13/9/2004]
Christopher Morton [13/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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