Bleeding an ox

Bleeding an ox
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a Samburu man holding an ox still while another man lines up an arrow with the animal's jugular vein, in order to collect its blood. This is carried out after Samburu circumcisions.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.15149.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Kenya
Region
 
near Maralal
Cultural Group
 
Samburu
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1977

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