Nuer song-ox

Nuer song-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:
1998.355.671.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
fading Sulphide staining left hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
40 4

Accession Number:
A close-up of a light coloured ox with trained left horn (ma gut) and a tassel attached to the right horn. With this kind of treatment, this ox is likely to have been the prized possession of a youth, who would sing praise songs about it and would have taken his initiation name from it. Based upon film numbers this image was probably taken among the Gaajok at Mancom where Evans-Pritchard spent some four weeks at the home of his servant Tiop, who he first met in 1931. In contrast to his two earlier fieldwork visits when photographing cattle was viewed suspiciously by the Nuer, Evans-Pritchard took numerous record images of them during his later field trips.
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 XIV, ms ink] - 42.
magud ox with tassel

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "40 4" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIV/42"
Christopher Morton [27/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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