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Ottenberg, Simon
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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. Chukwu's first wife as well. Ordinarily they do not wear top cloths for this ...

"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, "Mgbom njenje parade players at Ndibe Village." [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:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
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1068 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

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Opie, Catherine, 1961-
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter
Dates:
2012 August 13-27
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7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 17 min.), digital, wav)
112 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.opie12
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Catherine Opie conducted 2012 August 13-27, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Opie's home and studio in Los Angeles, California.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1988
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
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 January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988.

Original caption reads, "Between January 30 and February 5, 1988, I revisited, with my wife Carol, the Igbo group of communities called Afikpo on the Cross River in southeastern Nigeria, .... Ikoro wood gong, Amozo ward, Mgbom village, with unpainted carving of a male head on the right end. The gong appears to be shorter in length than some I have ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Gravestones at Bafodea Town burial ground. Note that one is in Arabic. Muslims, Christians and traditionalists all buried here. Gravestones are not rare but they are not common. Many burials occur without them." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Meeting place with stone seats at Kakpongpon village called Wosi, belonging to a certain house, not for the public." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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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, "Mgbom Youth Association, Mgbom village. This was an association of young and middle aged men who considered themselves progressive, trying to develop the villages, sometimes in opposition to traditional elders --schools, piped water, roads, etc." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The improvement associations, or family unions, came into being in the late 1940s and the 1950s and exist today in many of the villages. They were started by men in their thirties who had had contact with Western colonial culture within and outside of Afikpo. They fill two pressing new needs. They act as an economic base for the new entrepreneurs....

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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, "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:
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, "Joint entrance to to Ezi Akputa compound and Ezi Ukie compound, looking out toward Elogo ward square, Mgbom village." [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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