Grounding an ox

Grounding an 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:
1998.355.612.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Sulphide staining right hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
28 2 (A200)

Accession Number:
Three men standing over a grounded, light coloured ox, one at the rear holding a tether tied to its back legs, and two at the front holding its head. The two youths at the front of the ox are wearing European style clothes and were probably involved, possibly as translators, with the district headquarters at Abwong, which is where the film number suggests this image was taken. The youth facing the camera seems to have Dinka scarification marks on his forehead.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Abwong
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Clothing
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 XIII, ms ink] - 24. Grounding ox (Dinka?).

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "28 2 A200" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIII/24"

Christopher Morton [25/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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