Nuer man on neck-rest

Nuer man on neck-rest
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.483.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 3

Accession Number:
A man lies on a skin mat resting his head on a neck-rest, whilst two children sit beside him, plucking out his pubic hair. The removal of body hair is a widespread practice among Nilotic groups. The film number suggests an Eastern Jikany homestead in 1935, possibly at Mancom where Evans-Pritchard spent some 4 weeks.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile
Nuer ?Eastern Jikany
Publication History:
Research publication - Reproduced (p.44) with the caption 'A Nuer man playing with children.' in Burr, Rachel and Heather Montgomery 'Family, Kinship and Beyond' in Maybin, Janet and Martin Woodhead (eds) Childhoods in Context (Childhood 2) , Chichester: John Wiley and Sons in association with the Open University, pp. 39-70. [Chris Morton 2/9/2004]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Furnishings , Child Care
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] - 70. Man on neck-rest

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "83 3" & print front border ms ink - "NUER X/70"
Christopher Morton [30/7/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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