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

"Headdresses of this kind are distinctive for their formal qualities as well as for their idiosyncratic construction. All other related Bamana sculptural genres are monoxylic (carved from a single piece of wood), but these works are invariably carved as two separate units - the head and the body - which are subsequently joined together at the neck ...

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
circa 1973-circa mid-1980s
Size:
1,615 color slides (color, 35 mm)
circa 400 Photographic prints (3 x 5 inches, 5 x 7 inches)
1 box manuscripts (document genre)
52 Cassettes (Audiocassettes- music, lectures, field records, interviews)
1 Videocassette
1 cd-r (CD-ROM)
1 Notebook
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-015
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains a variety of materials including (1,615) 35 mm color slides, circa 400 photographic prints, 1 box of manuscript materials, 1 notebook, 52 audio and 1 video cassettes, and 1 CD-ROM. Many of the slides and photographs were taken during Houlberg's field work in Nigeria (1973-1975) and depict Ibeji figures, wood carvings, Egungun masquerades and masks, twins, portraits, hairstyles, festivals, shrines, textiles, and peoples including the Yoruba, Ekoi, Ibibio, and Ogoni. The audiocassettes consist of lectures, music, field records, and interviews.

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Dates:
1972
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item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Museum of Natural History, New York Meko Mask, wood; face black; scarification 3 abaja horizontal on cheeks, 3 vertical on forehead- pele. Elaborate carving represents fez; interlocking design motif; for Gelede... Yoruba, Meko. By Duga. Collected by BAscom, 1951 Looks like Igbo-Ona, definitely not Duga. Hairstyle is agogo - so this could be either ...

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Dates:
1972
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Museum of Natural History, New York Meko Mask, wood; face black; scarification 3 abaja horizontal on cheeks, 3 vertical on forehead- pele. Elaborate carving represents fez; interlocking design motif; for Gelede... Yoruba, Meko. By Duga. Collected by BAscom, 1951 Looks like Igbo-Ona, definitely not Duga. Hairstyle is agogo - so this could be either ...

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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

"Blacksmith-sculptors (numuw) produce the wooden Ciwara headdresses, and a wide range of important items for individual farmers and for farming communities. According to Bamana oral tradition, smiths played an instrumental role in the development of the farming way of life. The original smith is said to have fashioned the first farming tools and cr...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Baule dignitary N'Goran Koffi's linguist displaying his staff finial, carved in wood and covered with gold leaf. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

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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

"In Antilopes du soleil, his 1980 survey of ci wara, Dominique Zahan classifies this corpus of works in group I, which comprises pairs that overtly emphasize the differentiation of the male and female forms. Zahan notes that the social distinctions between men and women that suffuse Bamana society are referenced in the antelope sculptures through s...

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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

"In Antilopes du soleil, his 1980 survey of ci wara, Dominique Zahan classifies this corpus of works in group I, which comprises pairs that overtly emphasize the differentiation of the male and female forms. Zahan notes that the social distinctions between men and women that suffuse Bamana society are referenced in the antelope sculptures through s...

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Creators:
Drewal, Henry John
Dates:
1978
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Henry Drewal while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1977-1978. At the time Dr. Drewal was on a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research.

Publication title reads, "Oro Efe in performance. In a headdress adorned with woodpeckers, snakes, and a leopard and in a costume covered with geometric and representational images, Oro Efe moves through the performance area guided by his attendants. Igbogila, 1978."

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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 September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Njenje masked parade, which occurs in various villages, those of each community parading in their own and also in other villages. The rainy season festival day, iko okoci. They parade by age, generally, with some exceptions, from older to younger males by grades. Njenje is general term for this masquerade, and particularly ...

Publication caption reads, "Edda-style igri mask at an Afikpo njenji parade."

"The most elaborate masquerade, njenji, presented as part of the four-day Dry Season Festival, Iko Okoci, is a parade of the young adult members through many of the communities of afikpo. The masked paraders walk in a line, arranged in an order of descending age. Many players are dressed in costumes that make them appear as females. Some walk side ...

The photograph depicts one of several dancers wearing the Afikpo form of the igri mask of madness and youthful exuberance. The whole headdress is called ngwu, after the leaf it is made of. In their left hands they carry a sticklike apparatus known as egede. The igri players draw attention to the line of wood-masked players that follow them.

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