Nuer cattle

Nuer cattle
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
Sulphide staining right hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
40 2

Accession Number:
Cattle being herded across water-logged ground during the rainy season, probably in July. The photograph was taken near Mancom village, the home of Evans-Pritchard's servant Tiop, and where he spent some 4 weeks in the middle of 1935 at the mouth of the Nyanding River among the Gaajok tribe.
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
Animal Husbandry
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 XII, ms ink] - 92. Cattle & dry season pool

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "40 2" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XII/92"

Other Information:
It seems likely that E-P is mistaken that this image shows a dry-season pool since it was taken in the vicinity of Mancom village which he visited during the rainy season in July 1935. It also seems to show waterlogged ground after rain rather than a pool. [Chris Morton 24/8/2004]
Christopher Morton [24/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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