Shilluk man with feather decoration

Shilluk man with feather decoration
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Portrait of a young Shilluk man, sitting, wearing a feather head ornament, and holding two spears over his right shoulder. The characteristic dotted initiation scars along the youth's forehead are visible reaching across to the ear.

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
 
2004.130.36515.1
Format
 
Film negative
Country
 
Sudan
Region
 
[Southern Sudan]; Upper Nile; ?near Malakal
Cultural Group
 
Shilluk
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1939

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