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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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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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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
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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Ottenberg, Simon
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, "A view of musicians, seated in front, and chorus. Small drums, wood and iron gongs." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Musicians and chorus at the Mgbom okumkpa in 1960."

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Sitting log, Elogo ward square, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The ground of the ward common is bare or of clipped grass. Rituals and sport contests are held here, and paths lead to other commons an to villages, farms, and market places. Each ward common also contains a few long logs placed under shade trees where the men sit and children play." [Ottenberg S., 1971: Leadership and Authority in an African Soci...

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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 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. Amebo (Amozo ?) ward young age grades erecting the walls of the st...

"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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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Ezi Ukwu compound gate, Mgbom village, with raffia bamboo poles drying for house construction." [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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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, "House construction, Ezi Ukwu, Mgbom village, with cross beams on side walls, ready for the mudding of the walls. House construction and repair is generally a dry season activity." [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. The houses in many compounds, particularly those increasing in population, are built wall to wall and back to back, separated by narrow alleyways and streets winding tortuously here and there. There is usually a separate h...

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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, "Building a house, Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom Village. House building is a major activity of the rainy season at Afikpo. Putting up first side poles." [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. The houses in many compounds, particularly those increasing in population, are built wall to wall and back to back, separated by narrow alleyways and streets winding tortuously here and there. There is usually a separate h...

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Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-
Smith, George Washington
Neumann, Andy
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Dates:
03/09/1988
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
AAG.GRE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Ottenberg, Simon
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, "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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