Nuer marriage-ox

Nuer marriage-ox
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
44 3 (A112)

Accession Number:
A light coloured ox with large horns and tasselled horn ornaments at Yakwach on the Sobat River. Evans-Pritchard's annotation to a related photograph makes clear that this ox is a marriage-ox, which may well be that one provided by the bride's father during the marriage ceremonies for the groom's family, the meat being taken back to the groom's people who have not been able to attend the wedding. The ox was being driven by a small group of men directly in front of Evans-Pritchard's tent at the cattle camp.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 July
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Yakwach
Nuer Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Animal Gear
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] - 90. Ox with tassel decorations

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "44 3 A112" & print front border ms ink - "NUER X/90"
Christopher Morton [2/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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