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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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item
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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Dates:
circa early 1800s-circa 1904
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series
Size:
51 Items (Map Case M1 (folders 14-24), 9 3/4 x 14 in. (24.8 x 35.6 cm.) or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Series 3 includes 51 pages of engravings that were created primarily to document expeditions. Illustrators and explorers represented include Thomas Bankes ("Bankes's New System of Geography"), John Barbot, Olfert Dapper, DeBry, Edward Cavendish Drake, [Des]marchais, Charles Theodore Middleton ("Middleton's Complete System of Geography"), George He...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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