Nuer man on path

Nuer man on path
84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch) | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.100.1 - Negative film nitrate , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
28 4 (A234)

Accession Number:
A man carrying two spears and an ambatch shield (also used as a stool, headrest, container for tobacco and other objects etc.) standing on a path next to the Sobat River, half turned towards his direction of travel. Evans-Pritchard visited Nasir again during his short period of fieldwork in 1935.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Nasir
Nuer Eastern Jikany Gaajok
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Weapon , Clothing Skin , Settlement , Agriculture and Horticulture
Spear , Village , Garden , Track
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 1966.27.1-16 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Sixteen negative albums containing negatives and prints of photographs taken by donor during field-work. All listed in albums. Added Accession Book Entry - [p. 98 in right hand column, in pencil] Catalogue room.

Manual Catalogues [index taken from album book III, ms ink] - 2. Gaajok man (Nasser)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "28 4 A234" & print front border ms ink - "NUER III/2"

Other Information:
Another image of this man taken shortly after is reproduced as Plate XXIX (facing page 262) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940) with the caption 'Man (Nasser Post)'. [Chris Morton 18/5/2004] That published image is discussed in B. Wolbert's article The Anthropologist as Photographer: the Visual Construction of Ethnographic Authority, Visual Anthropology, 2000, Vol 13, pp. 321-343. However, most of her conclusions about that image are wrong, as this image further confirms. E-P was not in a passing truck and it is a single track path, and he is not holding a quiver but an ambatch log, there is no pipe (she calls it a quiver previously). Crucially, the image is not of E-P leaving - the image sequence is of E-P moving toward the man, who then turns to go. [Chris Morton 26/5/2004]
Christopher Morton [26/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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