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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bamana (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Literally translated, zantegeba means 'he with the large paws.' This mask, representing the baboon or sometimes the lion, is often polychromed, but in some villages it is black or brown in color. The performer moves about in a stooped-over position, leaning forward on two wooden legs about 60 cm. high. In some villages, the zantegeba is also called n'gongoro koun or gongoro koun, meaning 'old baboon head,' or simply gon koun, 'baboon head.' The baboon is viewed with considerable dislike by most people because of the havoc it causes in their fields." [by Pascal James Imperato, 1980: Bambara and Malinke Ton Masquerades. African Arts © 1980 Regents of the University of California Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center] . This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
E 1 BMB 37.4 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3440
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19820