Nuer hut and firescreen

Nuer hut and firescreen
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
Sulphide staining right hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 2

Accession Number:
A hut with step-thatching and an extended thatched entrance porch, with a buor firescreen in front of it. Often these firescreens incorporated three humps on the top, and were a symbol of a woman's status as a wife and mother of a household. Sacrifices were often made near to the buor of the homestead. To the right a woman can be seen sitting on the ground. According to the film number the image was probably taken during the four weeks in 1935 Evans-Pritchard spent among the Gaajok at Mancom village at the mouth of the Nyanding River, the home village of his servant Tiop.
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
Shelter , Domestic Life , Ritual Object , Fire
Building House , Fire Accessory
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] - 84. hut & buor

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "83 2" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XII/84"
Christopher Morton [24/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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