Nuer cattle

Nuer cattle
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
40 2

Accession Number:
Several cattle moving from right to left showing different markings. The ox to the extreme right is exhibiting the training of the left horn over the muzzle (ma gut), a process carried out by Nuer men on their favourite beasts by cutting away at one side of the horn, to create an aesthetically pleasing effect. This training is mirrored in the male practice of binding the left arm with metal bands called thiau, both of which are often carried out soon after initiation. The photograph was taken near Mancom village, the home of Evans-Pritchard's servant Tiop, and where he spent some 4 weeks in the middle of 1935 at the mouth of the Nyanding River among the Gaajok tribe.
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
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 II, ms ink] - 70. Cattle

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "40 2" & print front border ms ink - "NUER II/70"
Christopher Morton [25/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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