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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, "Okumkpa masquerade play, Amorie Village square. The masqueraders are from Amorie Village. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Okpesu umuroma (frighten-children)mask, also called ihu ori (face-evil)." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"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...

The photograph depicts Okepesu umuruma mask, also called ihu ori. Common to the okumkpa play, the okpesu umuruma is a favorite mask of the older players who, wearing the dark ori costume, dance individually betwen the skits and may also be actors. Okumkpa musicians sometimes wear an ugly mask. The mask stands for greediness and the self-interest of...

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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 at the okumkpa presented on the eke Sunday afternoon of 13 January 1952 in the main common of Amuro village. Dr. Ottenberg was conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Okumkpa play, Amuro village, Amuro players. Each village has its own players, although players may perform in other villages as well. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Two leaders (nnade okumkpa) facing one another and singing." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"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...

The photograph depicts two nnade okumkpa masks only worn by the senior and junior okumkpa leaders, and occasionally by assistant leaders. The two leaders, okumkpa odudo, wear a floppy, wide-brimmed mat hat and are easily identifiable amongst the players by their special dress and actions. They do not sit down and do not usually dance about. The two...

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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, "Reconstructing the patrilineal ancestral rest house (obu), Ezi Akputa compound, Mgbom Village. Laying side wall foundation." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"A short distance inside the compound entrance is the ancestral shrine of the lineage founder, Mma obu (ancestor-rest house), which also serves as a rest house and meeting place for the lineage elders, and near which is a small cleared area used for meetings and feasts. The founder's house is believed to have been located where the shrine stands an...

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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, "Okumkpa masquerade play, Amorie Village square. The masqueraders are from Amorie Village. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Acali (pronounced achali) mask, with other masked players sitting on ground at right." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"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...

The photograph depicts acali mask, with other masked players sitting on ground. Although occasionally worn by an older okumkpa player, the acali is essentially a mask for the young. It is one of the least common Afikpo masks, seldom seen in large numbers. In the okumkpa it is usually worn by the smallest boy taking part, and often by a number of ot...

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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 at the okumkpa presented on the eke Sunday afternoon of 13 January 1952 in the main common of Amuro village. Dr. Ottenberg was conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Okumkpa play, Amuro village, Amuro players. Each village has its own players, although players may perform in other villages as well. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Masked okumpka group sitting down, with a goat mask (mkpe-horns) mask. To its left is a white ihu uri mask, unusual as they normally ...

Publication title reads, "View of chorus, Amuro okumkpa, 1952. Mkpe mask is in foreground with an unusual white okpesu umuruma mask to its right rear. Acali, beke, and mba mask forms can also been seen."

"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...

The photograph depicts a view of the chorus made of ori and akparakpa dancers. In foreground, player wearing mkpe mask. The term mkpe means horn and the major but not common form is a goat (ewu). At its right rear, an unusual white okpesu umuruma. Acali, beke, and mba mask forms can also be seen.

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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, "Gate, Ezi Nwachi compound Ndibe Village, with cement statue of supposed founder of the village, Nwachi Egwu. Each new moon Ezi Nwachi men change the gate to the other side. Note the mud or cement shrine (erosi) under the statue. Ndibe is a very large and old village, and this compound is huge for Afikpo." [Ottenberg field res...

"Mkpoghoro is also called Ndibe, though this term is more correctly applied to its main section. It is by far the biggest Afikpo village, with a total of population of 3,862. Ndibe, composed of two main wards, Agbogo and Elogo, and one smaller ward, has, in 1960, a population of 2,040, and the remainder of the village is formed from five subvillage...

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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, "Reconstruction of the ancestral rest house (obu) in Ezi Akputa compound, Mgbom Village. Construction." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"A short distance inside the compound entrance is the ancestral shrine of the lineage founder, Mma obu (ancestor-rest house), which also serves as a rest house and meeting place for the lineage elders, and near which is a small cleared area used for meetings and feasts. The founder's house is believed to have been located where the shrine stands an...

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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, "Masquerades on days following whipping day contests, Mgbom Village. Hihi masqueraders, on orie day, a form that looks like logholo, unusual compared to logholo, in that nobody plays with it, no chasing, it only dances. Fiber netted mask, raffia dress, ikpo metal bell hanging on chest." [Ottenberg field research notes, Septe...

"There is an annual form of initiation called isubu eda, which is found only in the Itim subgroup of the Afikpo villages. In this form the boys are initiated in a forest bush area one evening, spend the night in the common, and are free to leave the next morning. For the next six orie days those boys from the home village who are initiated into isu...

The photograph depicts hihi masked performers. The net mask is dark and usually has a headpiece, called ekoro. A raffia dress is worn from the shoulders to the feet. The hihi like to dance about together, shoulder to shoulder, singing the songs used in the annual whipping ritual day in the village.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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Size:
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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, "Njenje masked parade, Ndibe Village, but with players from Mgbom. Younger players dressed as males or females in modern dress." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Players toward the end of the line at an njenji performance, wearing mma ji and ibibio masks."

"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:
1959-1960
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Size:
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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 at the Okonkwo dance presented on the the market day, aho, 9 January 1960 in the Eastern Igbo community of Oha Nwego Village, in neighboring Okpoha Village-Group. Dr. Ottenberg was conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Okpoha Ngodo performance at Okpoha Village-Group, an Igbo village-group northwest of Afikpo, related to it historically. Dancing counterclockwise as usual for Igbo and other Africans. The mask is similar to the Afikpo mma ji (knife-ham) or mma ubi (knife-farm) except at Afikpo the top knife part is straight, here it is curv...

"Okonkwo, also called okpoha ngodo, is a dance of young adult men wearing wooden masks and costumes something like those of the akparakpa dancers in the okumkpa, who perform to the music of a xylophone, basket rattles, and in some cases a wooden gong. The xylophone (igeri or akware) is in the center of the common. Composed of nine boards, without c...

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