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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
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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, "The Afikpo rainmaker, who lives in Mgbom Village, sitting in from of the Elogo Obiogo men's rest house, Elogo ward, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"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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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, "Ngwo mats for use in roofing, Ndibe Village square." [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. Raffia and bamboo groves, which are located in swampy areas or along stream banks, and whose products are mainly used in housebuilding and not sold for cash, are normally controlled by a single male lineage. They ar...

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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, "Ezi Nwachi compound inside entrance, with raffia bamboo poles drying for use in house construction, Ndibe Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"Raffia and bamboo groves, which are located in swampy areas or along stream banks, and whose products are mainly used in housebuilding and not sold for cash, are normally controlled by a single male lineage. They are considered by the Afikpo to be matrilineage, not personal, property. Mkpoghoro is also called Ndibe, though this term is more correc...

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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, "Celebrations the day that the famous Igbo political Nnamdi Azikiwe came to Afikpo. Much loved at Afikpo as elsewhere in Igboland. Elections coming up later in the year, he is head of N.C.N.C. (National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons) political party. At Afikpo Government Primary School grounds. Itike dancers from Mgbo...

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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, "Mgbom Village, days after whipping contests. Logholo masquerader with an acali mask, Mgbom Village square. When upright he can be chased and thrown by young men, but when sitting down to rest he cannot." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"There are a number of masked and costumed figures, called by the general term of logholo, who play about in the commons of their villages and are chased by uninitiated boys. The costume of the most common form of logholo consists of a light-yellow raffia cover from the shoulders to below the knees. A wooden mask goes with the costume, the acali an...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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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, "Otero masqueraders in Ezi Nwachi compound, Ndibe Village. Dried banana leaves, net fiber face mask, ikpo metal bell, akpoto rope tied around waist, ashes or charcoal rubbed on their bodies, a stick, which use in chasing girls and women. Not part of Njenje masked parade but appearing about the same time." [Ottenberg field re...

"There are two classes of masquerades in which direct physical action plays an important role. One of these includes masks and costumes used for social control. The other is a sport contest. Otero, the second form of the masked costumes, is seen during the dry season on nonfarming days, aho and eke, and on feast days, such as Mbe and during the Nje...

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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, "Scenes of Afikpo the upward movement of the senior age grades. The new Ekpe Uke Eto is replacing the old one, the latter moving to Ekpe Uke Esa, which is the senior functioning Afikpo age grade. The old Ekpe Uke Esa moves to Oni Ekara grade. This movement occurs about every nine years, each grade having a range of about nin...

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

"The village of Niongono, situated on the top of a horse-shoe shaped rock, is defended by a series of natural ramparts formed by the rocky terracing and the structural layout of the buildings. In contrast with the general kind of Dogon dwelling unit which is divided into family units, at Niongono a 15-foot wall completely surrounds each of the dist...

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

"The village of Niongono, situated on the top of a horse-shoe shaped rock, is defended by a series of natural ramparts formed by the rocky terracing and the structural layout of the buildings. In contrast with the general kind of Dogon dwelling unit which is divided into family units, at Niongono a 15-foot wall completely surrounds each of the dist...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
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Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Wagenia derive their fame as fisherman from the way in which they have turned the opportunities offered them by their natural environment to account. At the point where they live, the river narrows considerably and drops in a series of rapids and cataracts over a several metres high, hard rocky ledge which appears above the surface here. A spe...

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