Nuer ox

Nuer 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:
1998.355.747.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
43 6 (A98)

Accession Number:
A frontal portrait of an impressive ox with large upward curving horns (known as wer), tethered in a kraal, with people and other cattle lying down visible beyond. The location is Yakwach village, which Evans-Pritchard revisited in 1935.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 July
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Yakwach
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] - 94. ox

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "43 6 A98" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XV/94"

Other Information:
In Nuer Religion (Oxford University Press 1974 [1957] 4), E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'an ox of the kind called wer, which has wide spreading horns and is the most majestic of their beasts.' [Chris Morton 6/9/2004]
Christopher Morton [6/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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