Portrait of Nuer women

Portrait of Nuer women
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.105.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
02 4

Accession Number:
A full-length portrait of two women, one married wearing a skirt, with her arm around the shoulder of the younger, a long basket at their feet.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda ?Jikul country
Nuer ?Jikul ?Leek Karlual
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Basketry , Body Language
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] - 12. Girls (Karlual)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "02 4 W. Jikany" & print front border ms ink - "NUER III/12"

Other Information:
The girls are described in another image [1998.355.88] as Jikul which is lineage or clan name not associated with one tribal territory, but which was a significant lineage around Nyueny and surrounding villages in Leek country, but also elsewhere such as Western Jikany, which is the description on the print reverse. The probability is therefore that these women are Jikul clan, but that E-P was unsure of whether they were in Leek or Western Jikany country. [Chris Morton 27/5/2004]
Christopher Morton [27/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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