Nuer youth hair decoration

Nuer youth hair decoration
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.658.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Silver sulphide staining left hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
41 5

Accession Number:
Looking down at an initiated youth sitting cross-legged on the ground with a fireplace in the background. He is wearing a European comb on a chain attached to a giraffe-hair necklace, and has his hair plastered with dung ash into a single horn-like projection at the front, decorated with dark lines. Such plastering was part of the process of dying the hair a reddish tinge. It was almost certainly taken during July 1935 whilst Evans-Pritchard spent 4 weeks at the mouth of the Nyanding River among the Gaajok, especially at Mancom village, the home of his servant Tiop-Lier.
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
Physical Anthropology , Toilet , Social Life
Hair , 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 XIV, ms ink] - 16. Youth

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "41 5" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIV/16"
Christopher Morton [27/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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