Nuer youth with ox

Nuer youth with ox
55 x 50 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.475.1 - Negative film nitrate , (55 x 50 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 2

Accession Number:
A portrait of an initiated youth holding the horn and nasal septum of an ox tethered to a post. On initiation youths were given an ox by their father, from whom they took a name based upon its markings or other attributes. This name was then used by his age mates and gradually by others also. Based on the film number, this photograph was probably taken at Mancom village among the Gaajok.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Nyanding River (mouth) Mancom
Nuer Eastern Jikany Gaajok
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry
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 X, ms ink] - 54. kraal

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "83 2" & print front border ms ink - "NUER X/54"
Christopher Morton [29/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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