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Southern Sudan, group of Nilotic adult male hunters surrounding dead hippopotamus. Males appear to be skinning animal, section-view of animal at bottom right. Some males holding spears or sticks, male at left holding axe. Males unclothed.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Production date
- 1909-1922 (?)
Length: 7.83 centimetres
Width: 10.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Main Themes of Album: Southern Sudan - Nilotic village life; hunting and ceremonial events; buildings, shrines and graves; grinding-stones; views; portraits, some anthropometric.
Geography: Location and ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 5/03/1997.
Circumstances: One of a series of photographs depicting Nilotic males preparing a hippopotamus which they have killed, including Af,A37.1, 120, 129-130, 134-135, 137, 145-146, and 150. T Cotterill, 13/03/1997.
The Seligmans undertook ethnographic surveys in Sudan in 1909-10, 1911-12 and 1921-22. Respectively, these journeys were north to south along the Nile and among the Nuba; east to west, including the Kababish of Kordofan and Beja of Red Sea Province; south and east of the Dinka, Bari and Lotuko speaking tribes (Seligman 1932). However, the Seligmans were not the only photographers on these expeditions, and they also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997.
The Seligmans also made a collection of photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon, held in the Asia section of the British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive. Objects collected by the Seligmans in both areas are also held by the Department of Ethnography.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum.
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