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Elisofon, Eliot
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1959
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Along the coast of East Africa are the town walls, mosques, houses and tombs of the Arab colonial settlements that were at their height in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of the Christian era. In 1948 excavations were begun at Gedi (Gede). It stands on a coral spur dominating the country to south and east, and cover an area of about 45 acre...

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Dates:
1959
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Along the coast of East Africa are the town walls, mosques, houses and tombs of the Arab colonial settlements that were at their height in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of the Christian era. In 1948 excavations were begun at Gedi (Gede). It stands on a coral spur dominating the country to south and east, and cover an area of about 45 acre...

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Dates:
1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"When Tiberius had the stone enclosure wall of the temple of Dendera built, the wall cut into the birth house of Nectanebo I. The birth house was replaced by a new building, perhaps under Nero. Although the dedication inscription refers to Trajan, Nero is depicted in the pronaos of the Hathor temple, offering the model of the birth house. The parti...

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Dates:
1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"When Tiberius had the stone enclosure wall of the temple of Dendera built, the wall cut into the birth house of Nectanebo I. The birth house was replaced by a new building, perhaps under Nero. Although the dedication inscription refers to Trajan, Nero is depicted in the pronaos of the Hathor temple, offering the model of the birth house. The parti...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1967
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Lega houses are constructed in an ingenious way. The latticework walls are covered on the inside with large panels of bark, held together with lianas, and on the outside with matungulu or with dried banana leaves. The roof, also made of latticework, is covered with phrynium leaves arranged like tiles and kept flat with matungulu plants and sti...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1967
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Lega houses are constructed in an ingenious way. The latticework walls are covered on the inside with large panels of bark, held together with lianas, and on the outside with matungulu or with dried banana leaves. The roof, also made of latticework, is covered with phrynium leaves arranged like tiles and kept flat with matungulu plants and sti...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1959
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The togu na is a basic element in the Dogon village, not just a physical building but as an associated reference point to the whole village. The togu na is a meeting place, a place for teaching and working, for rest and conversation. The considerable modifications in the type of togu na as well as in the close relationship of the building with the...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The togu na is a basic element in the Dogon village, not just a physical building but as an associated reference point to the whole village. The togu na is a meeting place, a place for teaching and working, for rest and conversation. The considerable modifications in the type of togu na as well as in the close relationship of the building with the...