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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, "Man taking ukie chi title, Ezi Ukwu compound, Ndibe Village. Uhie chi title taker dancing in front of his compound ancestral rest house, with others as well. Note he is wearing glasses." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"In afikpo there are some twenty different named titles (meme), for men and three for women. These are not forms of address but positions acquired by joining a title society. The societies are variously organized on the basis of compounds, wards, groups of villages, and Afikpo as a whole; some are secret and associated with the village secret socie...

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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 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. Okumkpa players sitting with an upa nwa (carry or hold-child) masker with violet plume, popularly called in English a 'Queen' mask." ...

"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). Opa nwa, acali, beke, and mba mask forms can also be seen.

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Creators:
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 caption reads, "Masquerades on days following whipping day contests, Mgbom Village. Hihi masqueraders, an additional masquerader is without the fowl feathers. Ekoro grass hat on top of head on one left is also employed in male initiations." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Hihi net masks and costumes worn by boys being initiated into the village secret society ."

"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
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 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 dressed as married women at an njenji performance, followed by a variety of costumed masqueraders."

"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
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 at the Oje Ogwu ceremony presented on the eke day of 3 January 1960 in the main common of Ukpa Village. Dr. Ottenberg was conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Oje Ogwu ceremony at Ukpa Village. Note the different styles of dresses. String netted masks. Musicians wearing the same, some with dry leaves, some with fresh ones, some with feathers, some without. Some use porcupine quills. Ebi is what dress called if wear porcupine quills, okpu ebuba (hat-feather) is what call other mus...

"Oje Ogwu is a play performed in only a few common villages each year. It is a net-masked dance of about thirty players accompanied by musicians also wearing net face coverings. Most of the Ezi Akane secret society members from the age group of boys and young men took part in the actual rehearsals and performances. The Oje Ogwu dance is simpler tha...

The photograph depicts erewe player, performing in the dancing area. The erewe players are the better and generally older dancers who perform individually as well as in the group. Their characteristic headgear consists of long, black feathers pointing out in different directions from the top of the head, which move about with some freedom. Interspe...

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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, "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:
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 caption reads, "Okumkpa performance at Mgbom Village square. Players first coming out as a group into the village square. The leader has an older Okumkpa leader's mask though he is not a main leader. He is called egwale, and is one of two men who sits down with the masked performers just near or in back of the musicians, who sit in front, ...

"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:
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 caption reads, "Okumkpa performance at Mgbom Village square. The oldest Akparakpa dancers, who are still quite young men." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Senior group of akparakpa players at 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...

The photograph depicts akparakpa dancers wearing mba masks. The akparakpa dancers sing as part of the chorus, and at set intervals in the play they come out and dance counterclockwise in a circle around the remainder of the chorus. The akparakpa are dressed to represent young, unmarried females. These boys and young men wear the mba costume and mba...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
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. Boys' pre-initiation dancing (gbondokali) Friday evening, both before dressed up and after dressed up. In front of Bafodea Chief's house. Boys have been to a bush area outside of Bafodea Town and have been dressed up by male helpers and carried back to the Chief's house where the crowd is waiting on the shoul...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
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Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The especially complex, tiered horizontal headdress is exceptional for its expression of pentup corporeal power. It gives compelling evidence that horizontal headdress were not modeled on a single animal found in nature but rather represent an abstract force expressed through an amalgam of zoomorphic features. Here the animal in the lower half, wh...

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