A Nuer hut

A Nuer hut
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 3

Accession Number:
A hut with step-thatching and an extended thatched entrance porch for shaded sitting. In the foreground is a mud firescreen or windbreak, known as buor, incorporating three 'humps' on the top and three white lines painted horizontally, and were a symbol of a woman's status as a wife and mother of a household. Sacrifices were often made near to the buor of the homestead. Several large clay pots are stored next to the hut on the side that the woman sleeps, next to a fence that extends both sides of the hut, preventing cattle from eating garden crops growing behind. The film number suggests an Eastern Jikany homestead in 1935.
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
Shelter , Agriculture and Horticulture , Ritual Object , Fire , Pottery
Building House , Garden , Shrine , Vessel Pottery
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 II, ms ink] - 66. hut

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "83 3" & print front border ms ink - "NUER II/66"
Christopher Morton [25/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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