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:
1998.355.546.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Very slight sulphide staining left hand side [7/89 EE]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
78 2 (297)

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 an unidentified European man (possibly the administrator Frank Corfield) is discussing a cow with a group of Nuer. 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 XI, ms ink] - 100. ox

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "78 2 297"

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 [5/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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