Nuer maize crop

Nuer maize crop
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
acid migration stain right hand side [4/12/86 EE]
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The interior of a homestead courtyard with a byre (luak) in the background and parts of the framework of two storage platforms visible in the foreground, one with maize cobs hanging from it, apparently being sun-dried. Next to the byre (luak) is a forked post with another bunch of maize hanging from it. It is possible that this is a riek shrinEvans-Pritchardost with offerings attached, but may well be just utilitarian. Evans-Pritchard stated that it is often not possible to distinguish between sacred and utilitarian posts in photographs. Maize was harvested sometime around late July which corresponds to Evans-Pritchard's fieldwork in eastern Nuerland among the Gaajok at the mouth of the Nyanding.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
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[Southern Sudan] ?Upper Nile Nyanding River (mouth)
Nuer ?Eastern Jikany Gaajok
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Shelter , Agriculture and Horticulture , ?Religion
Building Animals , Storage Crop , ?Shrine , Crop Corn
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 VI, ms ink] - 36. Maize drying

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "3" & print front border ms ink - "NUER VI/36"
Christopher Morton [29/6/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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