Recovering the Material and Visual Cultures of the Southern Sudan: A Museological Resource

This website provides access to a detailed catalogue of the collections from Southern Sudan held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. The Museum's holdings from Southern Sudan comprise more than 1300 artefacts and 5000 photographs. Together, the artefacts and photographs provide a major resource for studying the cultural and visual history of the region. The site also provides a map; annotated lists of cultural groups, collectors, photographers, and people portrayed in the photographs; and a set of further resources (relevant literature, websites, and a site bibliography).

Gule throwing weapon

Demonstration of the use of a curved throwing weapon on the lower slopes of the jebel

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Zande throwing knife

The knives could be hung from a disc on the back of the shield, the Zande would carry two or three throwing knives at a time in this way

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