Flooded garden in Nuerland

Flooded garden in Nuerland
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:
1998.355.18.1 - Negative film nitrate , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
02 7

Accession Number:
Islands of millet in a garden surrounded by water from rain or flooded swamp in the rainy season in October, with the roof of a homestead visible on the skyline. These islands were made both to protect the millet plants from rotting and to irrigate the garden and provide roots with essential moisture. Evans-Pritchard spent about seven weeks in total in western Nuerland during Oct-Nov 1936, mostly at Nyueny village among the Nuer Leek. The Rengyan tribe lived to the west of the Nile in western Nuerland, and were northern neighbours of the Dok.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda
Nuer Rengyan
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate XII (facing page 90) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940), with the caption 'Millet garden in October (Rengyan)' [Chris Morton 17/5/2004]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Agriculture and Horticulture , Water Supply
Garden , Crop Millet , Irrigation
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] - 36. Rengyan millet garden

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "W. Nuer 5992 02 7 [numerous printer's marks]" & print front border ms ink - "NUER I/36"
[Christopher Morton 17/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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