Nuer cow

Nuer cow
84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch) | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.726.1 - Negative film nitrate , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
22 (232)

Accession Number:
A portrait of a tethered cow standing in a kraal near a byre (luak) with a youth just beyond. Evans-Pritchard describes this animal as a bil cuor, which seems to refer to a combination of darker markings around top and sides (bil), and yet rather patchy in appearance (cuor). It is likely that this photo was taken in May 1935 after Evans-Pritchard had completed a survey of the Anuak.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 May
[Southern Sudan] Jonglei Akobo
Nuer Lou
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 XV, ms ink] - 52. Cow

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "22 232 [female symbol] Akobo bil cuor" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XV/52"
Christopher Morton [1/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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