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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
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, "Pile of stones to be used in building the men's compound ancestral shrine building (obu) in Ezi Akputa compound, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"A short distance inside the compound entrance is the ancestral shrine of the lineage founder, Mma obu (ancestor-rest house), which also serves as a rest house and meeting place for the lineage elders, and near which is a small cleared area used for meetings and feasts. The founder's house is believed to have been located where the shrine stands an...

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

Original caption reads, "Photos in the Abakaliki District at Iboko and elsewhere in the surrounding area and at Abakaliki Town, the District's administrative center some 30 miles north of Afikpo Village-Group, in northeastern Igbo country. Yams growing in the Izi peoples area. Typical northeastern Igbo residences in the background." [Ottenberg fiel...

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...

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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, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. Old men watching the money being counted." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The groves, usually small and near the Afikpo villages, are either of palm trees, raffia, or bamboo, a recent introduction to Afikpo. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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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, "Boys' and men's wrestling at Ndukwe Village, Amaseri Village Group, just west of Afikpo Village group. Wrestling competitions between compounds or between wards of a village are popular in this general Igbo area, as well as intervillage matches. Wrestlers in front of musicians. They dance and prance about to warm up." [Ottenb...

"Wrestling is the major sport in Afikpo. It is practiced during the onwo, or hungry season, roughly June and July, but the important contests are held only in alternate years, in association with special drumming, dancing, rituals, and sacrifices. The number of wrestling grades in Afikpo vary from village to village, but there are usually between t...

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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, "The so-called 'horse funeral' (memorial or second funeral) done by Oteleri, Amachara Village. Performed by the eldest son, Oteleri, many years after his father's death, when he became ill, and a diviner indicated his father's spirit was angry at the neglect. Often is performed after a few years. Women dancing, Amachara Elu wa...

"When a mature male dies his eldest son is responsible for burial and the funeral ceremony. The burial is followed by a series of related rituals, which generally continue to express the relative positions of the descent groups. The first is the 'goat funeral'. This ceremony is followed by the ritual of placing a shrine pot for the deceased in his ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. Men watching money being counted." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The groves, usually small and near the Afikpo villages, are either of palm trees, raffia, or bamboo, a recent introduction to Afikpo. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. As usual, palaver over the shares and much talk and argument." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The groves, usually small and near the Afikpo villages, are either of palm trees, raffia, or bamboo, a recent introduction to Afikpo. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
item
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, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. Palaver over money." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The groves, usually small and near the Afikpo villages, are either of palm trees, raffia, or bamboo, a recent introduction to Afikpo. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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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, "Just inside entrance to Ezi Akputa compound, Mgbom Village, making a mat (ubongwa) for a roof. My field assistant Tom Ibe at center, of the Ikogo age grade, which is repairing Osigbo's mother's house. Man on the left is of this grade, man on the right of grade below, Ndiago." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-...

"The compound is called Ezi followed by the name of its founder, who is also usually the original ancestor of the patrilineage. The houses in many compounds, particularly those increasing in population, are built wall to wall and back to back, separated by narrow alleyways and streets winding tortuously here and there. There is usually a separate h...

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Dates:
1949-1978
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file
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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