Portrait of a Nuer youth

Portrait of a Nuer youth
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
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A profile image of a youth sitting on the ground, his body and face covered with ashes that accent the gar initiation marks on the head. The youth is probably not aware of Evans-Pritchard photographing him, since the Rolleiflex camera is sitting on the ground, probably alongside Evans-Pritchard who could take shots by looking down into the top viewer. Another youth further off does seem to be noticing his photographing activity. The youth is possibly a resident of Nyueny village in western Nuerland where Evans-Pritchard spent 5 weeks in 1936.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda ?Nyueny village
Nuer ?Leek Karlual
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
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E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Physical Anthropology , Body Art
Body Art Skin
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 III, ms ink] - 76. Youth

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "5 W. Nuer" & print front border ms ink - "NUER III/76"
Christopher Morton [4/6/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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