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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, "Woman carrying a large bundle of leaves, Amozo compound, Mgbom village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"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 resthouse and ward shrines. Mgbom village is composed of three main wards of fifteen compounds, Agbogo (lower village), Elogo (upper village) and Amozo." ...

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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, "The seated chorus." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"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
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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, "Cross bamboo poles, showing manner of tying on an old roof, Ezi Ukwu compound, 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. 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, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. As usual, palaver over the shares and much talk and argument." [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. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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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 caption reads, "Masquerades on days following whipping day contests, Mgbom Village. Ogba kpakpokpakpo (step-step-step-step) masquerader, also a net mask form which just runs about, no one plays with them." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

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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, "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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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, "Isi ikoro (head-drum), in the men's rest house for Agbogo ward, Mgbom Village. Technically it is a gong but it is called a drum at Afikpo. The rest house, called obiogo (obu ogo), is found for each ward in Mgbom and other villages as a rule. It is where, at the date of this research, masks of the men's society and other parap...

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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, "Isiji initiation, apparently at amuro Village, Afikpo. The initiation into the village men's secret society of a man's eldest son. Other sons do a different initiation form as a rule. At this stage in the initiation the boys have been in the bush behind the tower-like structure for some days. They appear in public for the f...

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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, "Building a house, Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom Village. House building is a major activity of the rainy season at Afikpo. Temporary rope through the poles to mark height." [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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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, "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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