Nuer men hunting hippo

Nuer men hunting hippo
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

View of Nuer men, standing, waist-deep in a lagoon, spread out, holding harpoons and spears, hunting hippo, a meat prized for its high fat content. Their quarry, the hippopotamus, can be seen at the top left of the image.

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
 
2004.130.32859.1
Format
 
Film negative
Country
 
Sudan
Region
 
[Southern Sudan]; Wahda
Cultural Group
 
Nuer
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1938

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