Portrait of a Nuer youth

Portrait of a Nuer youth
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.587.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Sulphide staining right hand side + left hand side blue line right hand side [?EE 1987]
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An upper body portrait of a smiling youth turning towards the camera, his body and face covered with ashes that accent the gar initiation marks on his head. He wears a feather tucked into an armring and holds a decorated stick. The youth is probably a resident of Nyueny village in western Nuerland where Evans-Pritchard spent 5 weeks in 1936.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
?1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda ?Nyueny village
Nuer ?Leek Karlual
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Body Art , Ornament
Ornament Arm
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 XII, ms ink] - 74. Youth

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "9 W.Nuer B 1/2 with A" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XII/74"
Christopher Morton [23/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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