Portrait of a Nuer youth

Portrait of a Nuer youth
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
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A head and shoulders portrait of a youth wearing a body cloth and neck ornament standing in a maize garden, identified as Tiop, Evans-Pritchard's cook, who was probably first engaged as a servant by Evans-Pritchard during 1931. A photograph of Tiop from this trip was published in 1933, describing him as a Lou tribesman. However, Evans-Pritchard subsequently spent a month in 1935 at Tiop's home village of Mancom at the mouth of the Nyanding River, and notes that this was a Jikany village and not Lou. I have therefore assumed that he revised his understanding of Tiop's tribal identity in light of this later fieldwork.
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
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E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Clothing , Ornament , Agriculture and Horticulture
Textile , Ornament Head , Ornament Neck
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 IX, ms ink] - 28. Youth (Tiop)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "3" & print front border ms ink - "NUER IX/28"

Other Information:
The earlier photograph of Tiop [1998.346.61] is reproduced as Plate I Figure 2 (facing page 2) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's article The Nuer: Tribe and Clan, in Sudan Notes and Records, XVIII, 1935, with the caption 'My cook Tiop, Lou tribesman of Dinka descent' [Chris Morton 16/7/2004]
Christopher Morton [16/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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