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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The new temple was a completely closed 35 x 59m wide and 12.5m high building with one front entrance and two side doors. The uniformity of the enormous wall surfaces was disrupted only by huge lion-headed water spouts, three along the side walls and two in the rear wall." [Arnold D., 1999: Temples of the Last Pharaohs. Oxford University Press]. Th...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1967
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A Lega village in Shabunda region,"The Lega village (kyumo) is traditionally built on a hill in a more or less natural clearing 'kilungulabo' of primary rain forest. It consists of two parallel rows (mikeke) of contiguous huts, a plan that creates an impression of longhouses. The open space (mulungu) between the two rows of houses serves as main st...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Eweka II (reigned 1914-1933). "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 by...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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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:
1970
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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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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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, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. "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 ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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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, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. "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 ...

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

The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwem and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Eweka II. "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 ...

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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

The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwem and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Eweka II. "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 ...

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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

The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwem and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Eweka II. "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 ...