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At puberty a Dinka male receives a namesake ox after which he is named. He believes that he and the animal are one being. He trains the ox’s horns from calfhood into beautiful lyre shapes, and emulates these shapes with his arms as he walks alongside his beloved personality ox.

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  • Title: Dinka Man Imitating Horns
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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