Nuer ox

Nuer ox
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.381.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
78 2 (298)

Accession Number:
In the foreground sits a brindled ox with its left horn trained to grow across its muzzle, a deformation called ma gut. This was carried out by initiated youths on their favourite beast for aesthetically pleasing effect. In the background a European man (possibly the administrator Frank Corfield) is holding an instrument of some sort towards a tethered cow with long horns. To the right of the gathered Nuer can be seen a man wearing a body cloth and black neck ornament, bearing a strong resemblance to the youth wearing shorts at a cattle camp in Plate VIIb of The Nuer, described as Lou country.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile or Jonglei
Nuer ?Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Settlement , Colonial
Building Animals , Animal Cattle
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] - 68. Cattle in kraal

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "78 2 298"

Other Information:
The man to the right of the group bears a strong resemblance to the youth wearing shorts in 1998.346.194, which is identified as a cattle camp in Lou territory. [Chris Morton 13/7/2004]
Christopher Morton [13/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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