Nuer ox

Nuer ox
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:
1998.355.727.1 - Negative film nitrate , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
22 (233)

Accession Number:
A portrait of a tethered ox (castrated bull) standing in a kraal near a byre (luak) . Evans-Pritchard describes this animal as a Thak ma, which refers to it being a castrated bull, and as bil ma gut, which refers to the patch of light markings on its side (bil), and trained left horn across its muzzle (ma gut). 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] - 54. Ox

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "22 233 Akobo Thak ma (bil ma gut)" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XV/54"
Christopher Morton [2/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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