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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Nyim Kot a Mbweeky III wearing abacost, which is the name for the male attire favored by Mobutu and promoted as part of the authenticity campaign, consisting of a short-sleeved suit worn without a tie. The word abacost is derived from the French a bas le costume, or "down with the suit." During his trip to Congo (now Democrat...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. ...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'Bwaantshy'; royal headdress known as 'Ntshuum Aniym'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam'; lance 'Mbwoom Ambady'; drums of reign 'Pelambish'; basket 'Kweemishaam'l' and other items of royal adornement. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'Bwaantshy'; royal headdress known as 'Ntshuum Aniym'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam'; lance 'Mbwoom Ambady'. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. ...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts wives of Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III reciting 'Ncyeem Ingesh', songs of the nature spirits, praising the monarchy. [Vansina J., 1978: The Children of Woot, The university of Wisconsin Press]. Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III wears royal belts 'Nkap' and 'Mwaandaan'. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westing...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. ...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1947
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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 photograph depicts Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] wearing royal dress 'Bwaantshy'; royal headdress known as 'Ntshuum Aniym'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam' and lance 'Mbwoom Ambady'. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. This photograph was taken when Elio...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Mb'øp áMábinc máKyéén: aka Mbøp Mábinc. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." The aka names are often used. The names are taken from Vansina Jan, Gesc...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1947
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts details of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen's [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] royal dress 'Bwaantshy'. Pictured here, the tunic 'Latok Labwaantsy' and the royal belt 'Nduun Bushoong'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam' and drum of reign 'Pelambish'. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sip...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Mb'øp áMábinc máKyéén: aka Mbøp Mábinc. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." The aka names are often used. The names are taken from Vansina Jan, Gesc...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1947
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts wives of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] reciting 'Ncyeem Ingesh', songs of the nature spirits, praising the monarchy. [Vansina J., 1978: The Children of Woot, The university of Wisconsin Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and travele...

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Creators:
Robbins, Kenneth X.
Dates:
undated
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150 Maps (approximate count)
1,300 Color postcards (approximate count)
6 Books
60 Photographs
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealo...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Nyim Kot a Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'labot latwool'; royal headdress known as 'Shody'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam', lance 'Mbwoom Ambady' and other items of royal adornement. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of ...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1947
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 7.5 cm x 10 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] wearing royal dress 'Bwaantshy'; royal headdress known as 'Ntshuum Aniym'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam' and lance 'Mbwoom Ambady'. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. This photograph was taken when Elio...

The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Mb'øp áMábinc máKyéén: aka Mbøp Mábinc. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." The aka names are often used. The names are taken from Vansina Jan, Gesc...