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:
1998.355.621.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Sulphide staining right hand side [?EE 1987]
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A portrait of a youth seated on the ground within a homestead wearing a white vest and with ash-dusted hair. The gar initiation marks on his forehead are particularly clear. Beyond him can be seen some cattle dung drying and further off a girl is grinding flour.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 - 1936
[Southern Sudan] ?Upper Nile Nyanding River (mouth) Mancom ?Wahda
Nuer ?Eastern Jikany Gaajok ?Leek
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Body Art , Domestic Life
Body Art Head , Grinder
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] - 42. Youth

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "3" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIII/42"

Other Information:
The film number 3 in this instance may relate to either E-P's 1935 or 1936 fieldwork since this film number was used for both. The youth in this image and the location may be pinned down to one or the other with some more research. [Chris Morton 25/8/2004]
Christopher Morton [25/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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