Portrait of an Atuot youth

Portrait of an Atuot 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:
1998.355.632.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Silver sulphide staining right hand side upper + left hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
4 [2]

Accession Number:
An upper body portrait of a smiling youth, wearing a white shirt and metal neck ornament on a chain. Evans-Pritchard described him in different places as both Atuot and Dinka - the Atuot were culturally and geographically integrated with the Dinka although linguistically closer to the Nuer. This youth is almost certainly an Atuot that Evans-Pritchard met during his fieldwork in Western Nuerland in 1936, and who in another image is demonstrating an Atuot dance gesture for the camera.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda
There are 18 Rolleiflex exposures labeled as film number '4' – comparison of the number 4s on the print reverse however shows that they fall into two sets of nine negatives, the gorot series and this series. [CM 19/10/2007]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Ornament
Ornament Neck
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] - 64. Dinka [this is almost certainly incorrect - see print reverse note] [Chris Morton 26/8/2004]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "4 Atwot boy" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIII/64"
Christopher Morton [26/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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