Portrait of a Nuer youth

Portrait of a Nuer youth
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.788.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
5 [2]

Accession Number:
An upper body portrait of a youth with feather stuck in his hair and large earring, his head turned away from the camera. The youth is holding a club under his right arm and holds several sticks with the left. The youth is identified in another image as belonging to the Jikul lineage or clan, which is not associated with one tribal territory, but which was a significant lineage around Nyueny and surrounding villages in Leek country, but also elsewhere such as Western Jikany.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda ?Nyueny village
Nuer Jikul
There would seem to be two Rolleiflex films identified as no. 5 in the Nuer series, which I have identified based upon differences in the handwritten style of enumerating the number 5 on the print reverses, as well as on visual content. [CM 26/10/2007]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Weapon , Ornament
Club , Ornament Hair , Ornament Ear
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 XVI, ms ink] - 72. youth

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "5 W.Nuer" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XVI/72"
Christopher Morton [8/9/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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