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Ottenberg, Simon
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1951-1953
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Hill at Achara Village from the valley below." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Mgbom is composed of three main wards, and three subvillages, each composed of a single ward. The three subvillages are in a nrth-south line along the edge of a small ridge about a mile from Agbogo, the nearest ward of the main village. Achara has its own secret society initiation bush, and owns the ancient leaders' masks for the secret society ok...

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Dates:
1959-1960
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "Boys' roofless dressing site for their masquerades, ajaba, near path to Mgbom yam barn, south of Amozo compound area. For use of compounds that side and for Ezi Akputa compound." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"Ajaba is a roofless dressing house found in each common in villages belonging to the Itim subgroup of Afikpo. The house is used for changing into costumes for public plays and dances of the village secret society." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "Boys' roofless dressing site for their masquerades, ajaba, near path to Mgbom yam barn, south of Amozo compound area. For use of compounds that side and for Ezi Akputa compound." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"Ajaba is a roofless dressing house found in each common in villages belonging to the Itim subgroup of Afikpo. The house is used for changing into costumes for public plays and dances of the village secret society." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Elogo Obiogo, Mgbom Village, with Afikpo Rainmaker sitting in front." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The Afikpo village is variable in size but its fundamental structure consists of a grouping of major patrilineages, often divided into wards, around a central common or several commons, with its resthouse and ward shrines. Mgbom village is composed of three main wards of fifteen compounds, Agbogo (lower village), Elogo (upper village) and Amozo. T...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Chief Okehihie of Ezi Akane compound, Ukpa Village, one of the most influential politicians in Afikpo, in front of his home." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"In a few cases a very prominent elder in the village dominates the decisions of his lineage, and some compouds are known for having such an outstanding leader. He is always a man who has the primary leadership qualities already mentioned. Such a person is sometimes addressed or referred to as 'chief' (eze), particularly in matters relating to the ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "Young adult and older boy men's society members building up and decorating the ajaba roofless high walled site where masqueraders will dress and undress during masquerade season, roughly October - March (dry season). Mgbom Village, each ward has its own ajaba. Raising the akpatanko of front section of the Amebo (Amozo ?) ward...

"Ajaba is a roofless dressing house found in each common in villages belonging to the Itim subgroup of Afikpo. The house is used for changing into costumes for public plays and dances of the village secret society." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Ndibe Beach at the Cross-River. This is the main water shipping point from Afikpo, both north up the river and south to Calabar. Dugout canoes. Afikpo pots yams especially going south, various goods coming back north. Rainy season, when river high is a good time to travel. Canoe builder at work, dugout canoe." [Ottenberg fiel...

"For some Afikpo, fishing is an important seasonal activity, especially in the dry season, when the river is low and it is possible for canoe crews to move about easily and to live on the numerous sandbanks which appear at the time. The Afikpo fishermen spend many months on the river, moving northeast to the border of Cameroun and as far south as t...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Pipe of idumobia, the rainmaker at Mgbom Village, clay stem broken off; he does not use it anymore." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"Another sacred figure central to Afikpo is the Rain Controller, who with his small patrilineage, Nde mini (people-water), lives in Ezi Akputa, and who carries out rituals at a small unhabited compound, Ezi Ovum, west of Mgbom village. The Rain Controller cooperates with the Afikpo elders to ensure that the proper amount of rain falls during the ya...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Ndibe Beach at the Cross-River. This is the main water shipping point from Afikpo, both north up the river and south to Calabar. Dugout canoes. Afikpo pots yams especially going south, various goods coming back north. Rainy season, when river high is a good time to travel. Building up superstructure on a canoe to carry potter...

"For some Afikpo, fishing is an important seasonal activity, especially in the dry season, when the river is low and it is possible for canoe crews to move about easily and to live on the numerous sandbanks which appear at the time. The Afikpo fishermen spend many months on the river, moving northeast to the border of Cameroun and as far south as t...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Pipe of idumobia, the rainmaker at Mgbom Village, clay stem broken off; he does not use it anymore." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"Another sacred figure central to Afikpo is the Rain Controller, who with his small patrilineage, Nde mini (people-water), lives in Ezi Akputa, and who carries out rituals at a small unhabited compound, Ezi Ovum, west of Mgbom village. The Rain Controller cooperates with the Afikpo elders to ensure that the proper amount of rain falls during the ya...

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