Dinka men and women at a funeral dance

Dinka men and women at a funeral dance
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

View of Dinka men and women carrying spears and ambatch parrying shields (and wearing ormanents and accessories) at a funeral dance near Malakal. Dances were frequent occurrences, and often accompanied events such as marriages and deaths.

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
 
2004.130.36630.1
Format
 
Film negative
Country
 
Sudan
Region
 
[Southern Sudan]; Upper Nile; near Malakal
Cultural Group
 
Dinka
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1939

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