Nuer youth tying necklace

Nuer youth tying necklace
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
blue crop line left hand side [Chris Morton 19/5/2004]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
41 5

Accession Number:
An upper body portrait of a smiling youth wearing head and arm ornaments tying a giraffe-hair necklace at the back of a friend's neck. The youth is looking towards the camera but not at Evans-Pritchard but rather to someone over his shoulder. The youths are probably seated on the ground since a leaning spear to the left suggests a ground level not far below the frame, with Evans-Pritchard's Rolleiflex camera at chest height and angled down slightly it gives the image a proximity and intimacy not found in many of his earlier photographs. It was probably taken during July 1935 whilst Evans-Pritchard spent 4 weeks at the mouth of the Nyanding River among the Jikany, especially at Mancom village, the home of his servant Tiop-Lier.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Nyanding River (mouth) Mancom
Nuer Eastern Jikany Gaajok
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate I (facing page 8) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940), with the caption 'Youth (Eastern Gaajok) fastening giraffe-hair necklace on friend' [CM 09/05/2006]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Ornament , Social Life
Ornament Arm , Ornament Head , Ornament Neck
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 I, ms ink] - 32. Youth - E. Jikany

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "41 5" & print front border ms ink - "NUER I/32"
Christopher Morton [19/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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