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The Aturwic, the mound shrine of the Shilluk, Fashoda, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Aturwic is the sacred enclosure of four huts built on a mound which dominates the capital. The huts of the Aturwic are rebuilt at the installation ceremonies of each new king, and the mound on which they rest consists entirely of the debris of previous huts. Aturwic thus becomes periodically the focal point of the royal rites and the royal capital itself." [Johnson D., 1990: Fixed Shrines and Spiritual Centres in the Upper Nile. azania. Journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa]. The photograph depicts Anei Kyr, Reth of the Shilluk people, who is considered a divine king with a royal structure to support his kingship. In the background is the Aturwic. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Shilluk people at Fashoda (now Kodok), north of Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 C-10, 20.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Shk. Shilluk. Sudan, Fashoda. Sacred mound of Aturwic, a cluster of huts reserved for the Reth to retire for three days following coronation. Foreground: Anei Kyr, the Reth. 5/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 1947 C-10, 20." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06104
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33184

The Aturwic, the mound shrine of the Shilluk, Fashoda, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Aturwic is the sacred enclosure of four huts built on a mound which dominates the capital. The huts of the Aturwic are rebuilt at the installation ceremonies of each new king, and the mound on which they rest consists entirely of the debris of previous huts. Aturwic thus becomes periodically the focal point of the royal rites and the royal capital itself." [Johnson D., 1990: Fixed Shrines and Spiritual Centres in the Upper Nile. azania. Journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa]. The photograph depicts Anei Kyr, Reth of the Shilluk people, who is considered a divine king with a royal structure to support his kingship. In the background is the Aturwic. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Shilluk people at Fashoda (now Kodok), north of Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 C-10, 21.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Shk. Shilluk. Sudan, Fashoda. Sacred mound of Aturwic, a cluster of huts reserved for the Reth to retire for three days following coronation. Foreground: Anei Kyr, the Reth. 5/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 1947 C-10, 21." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06105
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33185

Shilluk man with elaborate hairstyle, Fashoda, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (b&w, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Shilluk people at Fashoda (now, Kodok), north of Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 09102
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36180

Shilluk woman with forehead scarifications, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A young Shilluk girl wearing a necklace of aluminum from a plane wrecked in the area, engraved with a large nail by a local artist." [Elisofon E., Van Der Post L., 1964: The Nile, The Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Shilluk people near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Jewelry  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 09500
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36578

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