A Nuer dance

A Nuer dance
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.328.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
8 [2]

Accession Number:
A distant view of a number of dancers gathered together, with some to the fore engaged in running war play. Dances were significant occasions for courtship as well as war play, where initiated youths of differing villages faced each other in mock running battles as a show of group prowess. The man is described as Jikul, a lineage or clan name not associated with one particular tribal territory, but which was a significant lineage among the Western Jikany and Leek.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda
Nuer Jikul
There would seem to be three Rolleiflex films identified as no. 8 in the Nuer series, which I have identified based upon differences in the handwritten style of enumerating the number 8 on the print reverses, as well as on visual content. [CM 26/10/2007]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Dance , Social Life
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 VII, ms ink] - 62. dancing

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "8 Jikul" & print front border ms ink - "NUER VII/62"

Christopher Morton [5/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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