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Ottenberg, Simon
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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, "Nne Nkwo (mother of Nkwo) and Nnade Nkwo (father of Nkwo), in the rest house (obiogo) of Agbogo Ward, Mgbom Village. These figures represent ancestors of the ward and village. The dress and paint are renewed from time to time, but it does not appear ever to be sacrificed to. The rest house, called obiogo (obu ogo), is found f...

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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, "View of Ukpa Village from our home, new school buildings at right." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"The Afikpo villages are divided into five subgroups, each with a more or less distinct geographical location and with some cultural distinctiveness. The Afikpo village is variable in size but its fundamental structure consists of a grouping of major patrilineages, often divided into wards, around a central common or several commons, with its resth...

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1959-1960
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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 September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Otegheta masqueraders who are all of the age grade directing the event, who are taking the title, and the praise singer masquerader who is not. They are getting ready to go to Amuro Village just north of Mgbom village. Note the decorated black top hats, characteristic of Otegheta. Top hats were commonly worn by chiefs and b...

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

Original title reads, "Young adult and older boy men's society members building up and decorating the ajaba roofless high walled site where masqueraders will dress and undress during masquerade season, roughly October - March (dry season). Mgbom Village, each ward has its own ajaba. Painting the flat and long imoro sticks which will be set vertical...

"Ajaba is a roofless dressing house found in each common in villages belonging to the Itim subgroup of Afikpo. The house is used for changing into costumes for public plays and dances of the village secret society." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].

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Dates:
1959-1960
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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 September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "Women crushing palm kernels in holes in rocks at Mgbom Village crushing ground, south of the village, along the road to Unwana Village-Group, further south. Second and third wife of the carver Chukwu Okoro from Mgbom Village, and Idumoke's daughter." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"The village, or sometimes several village wards together, possesses a palm-kernel crushing area of sandstone into which deep holes have been ground by the work of freeing the oil from the kernels. It is often located in ebo or osoho land." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of ...

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1959-1960
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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 September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Egbiri masquerader dancing in Amebo ward square, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"One of the net costume at this play is egbiri, or ochinza, as noninitiates to the secret society call it. The egbiri wears an elaborate headpiece which has a number of rectangular or square mirrors placed on it, facing forward, and there are dyed colored feathers, often pink, projecting from its top edges. There are usually only one or two egbiri ...

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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, "Ajaba dressing house for men's secret society masquerades, but in skeleton form as it is the rainy season (udimini), and not used; no society masquerades then. At Agbogo ward square edge, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"Ajaba is a roofless dressing house found in each common in villages belonging to the Itim subgroup of Afikpo. The house is used for changing into costumes for public plays and dances of the village secret society." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].

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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, "Entrance of Ezi Abagha compound, Mgbom village, with raffia bamboo poles at right which will be employed in house building, and which are drying. The poles come from the Mgbom Village grove." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The compound is called Ezi followed by the name of its founder, who is also usually the original ancestor of the patrilineage. As we approach the compound from the village common, on which it usually faces, we see a narrow roofed entrance from which hangs a protective shrine, egbo. The compound is normally separated from the village common by mud ...

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Dates:
1959-1960
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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 September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Njenje masquerade parade, Amuro Village players." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"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 ...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1959-1960
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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 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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