Nuer harp

Nuer harp
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.378.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
very slight fading (acid migration) [EE 2/87]
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A full length portrait of a man with ash-covered hair and a club under his arm, playing a harp with a large gourd resonator. Evans-Pritchard spent about 4 weeks among the Eastern Jikany living at the mouth of the Nyanding River in 1935.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile
Nuer Eastern Jikany
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Music , Toilet , Shelter
Musical Instrument String , Hair
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 VIII, ms ink] - 62. Youth playing harp

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "2" & print front border ms ink - "NUER VIII/62"

Other Information:
The same man can be seen in 1998.355.10, which is reproduced as Plate VI (facing page 84) of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's Kinship and Marriage Among the Nuer (Clarendon Press, Oxford 1990 [1951]) with the caption 'A married woman, wearing skirt. In the background a man plays on a harp'. [Chris Morton 13/7/2004]
Christopher Morton [13/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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