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Un festival Izi chez Maud et René Garcia

Author:
Maud & René Garcia Galerie 62  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1987
Topic:
Masks, Igbo  Search this
Elephants in African art  Search this
Call number:
N2 .A793
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546105

"Wirbelwind," "Kochbanane" und "Menge ist Macht" : Maskeraden und Masken der Igbo

Author:
Guggeis, Karin  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1997
Topic:
Masks, Igbo  Search this
Elephants in African art  Search this
Igbo masquerades  Search this
Igbo face masks  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 O24 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677842

The arts of the Benue : to the roots of tradition : Nigeria / Franc̜ois Neyt ; assisted by Andrée Désirant

Author:
Neyt, François  Search this
Désirant, Andrée  Search this
Physical description:
215 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col., some fold.) maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria, Northern
Date:
1985
Topic:
Art, Nigerian  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Masks  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 N57 1985
N7399.N5N57 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_253476

Art of the Baule

Author:
Boyer, Alain-Michel 1949-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
Art, Baule  Search this
Sculpture, Baule  Search this
Baule masquerades  Search this
Masks, Baule  Search this
Goli (Masquerade)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Gods, Baule  Search this
Baule zoomorphic masks (Costume)  Search this
Kplekple (Masquerade)  Search this
Mami Wata (African deity)--Art  Search this
Baule anthropomorphic sculpture  Search this
Gbekre  Search this
Aesthetics, Baule  Search this
Call number:
N7399.I8 A78 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_556446

AfricArte : tradizione ed estetica / a cura di Claudio Pistorelli

Editor:
Pistorelli, Claudio  Search this
Subject:
Collezione Pistorelli-Benedetti  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Italy
Date:
2018
Topic:
Sculpture, Black  Search this
Wood sculpture, African  Search this
Sculpture--Private collections  Search this
Masks--Private collections  Search this
Art, Black--Private collections  Search this
Sculpture, Primitive  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107297

Of pachyderms and power : ivory and the elephant in the art of central Côte d'Ivoire

Author:
Ravenhill, Philip L  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
15, 4 leaves. + seven color photographic prints
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Elephants in African art  Search this
Masks  Search this
Elephants--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Ivory and Ivories
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830486

Perlenschmuck bei den Bamileke = Beaded jewellery of the Bamileke / Michael Oehrl

Title:
Beaded jewellery of the Bamileke
Author:
Oehrl, Michael  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cameroon
Cameroon Grassfields
Date:
2016
Topic:
Beadwork, Bamileke  Search this
Bamileke beaded masks (Costume))  Search this
Elephants in African art  Search this
Bamileke beaded headdresses  Search this
Bamum beaded headdresses  Search this
Bamileke trophies (Objects)  Search this
Bamun trophies (Objects)  Search this
Beadwork, Bali  Search this
Beadwork, Mankon  Search this
Bamileke fly whisks  Search this
Bamileke beaded gourd containers  Search this
Bamum beaded gourd containers  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Beaded cache-sexe  Search this
Call number:
NK3650.5.A35 O34 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099561

Benue River, masques wurkun-poteau tiv

Author:
Touchaleaume, Eric  Search this
Touchaleaume, Pablo  Search this
Benguigui, Manuel 1976-  Search this
Galerie Eric Touchaleaume  Search this
Galerie Pablo Touchaleaume  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Benue River Valley (Cameroon and Nigeria)
Date:
2012
Topic:
Art, Nigerian  Search this
Masks  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003725

A group of 30 Dogon masks before a public performance, Sanga region, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"For the Dogon, the èmma consists of a person dancing in a costume that includes a headpiece but is not limited to it. Masks are not worn; masks are men who dance, perform, and shout. The total outfit consists of a kind of skirt and arm adornments fashioned from red and black fibers, a pair of very wide Dogon trousers, a headpiece with cotton bands for attachment, and various handheld objects relating to a particular mask, such as a dancing stick, a rattle, or a dancing ax. The headpiece defines the type of mask, but the fibers define the outfit as a mask." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
E 1 DGN 19.4 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 1 DGN 19.4 EE 72
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:
Portraits  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Rabbits  Search this
Animals in art -- Buffaloes  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3534
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19925

Dyomo masqueraders during a Dama ceremony, Sanga, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"For the Dogon, the èmma consists of a person dancing in a costume that includes a headpiece but is not limited to it. Masks are not worn; masks are men who dance, perform, and shout. The total outfit consists of a kind of skirt and arm adornments fashioned from red and black fibers, a pair of very wide Dogon trousers, a headpiece with cotton bands for attachment, and various handheld objects relating to a particular mask, such as a dancing stick, a rattle, or a dancing ax. The headpiece defines the type of mask, but the fibers define the outfit as a mask." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
E 1 DGN 76.1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 1 DGN 76.1 EE 70
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Rabbits  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3583
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19979

Egungun masquerade, Ede, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Throughout the Oyo Yoruba area annual or biennal festivals for the ancestors, called Odun Egungun, are held in every community. They consist of a series of rituals performed over several weeks within the compounds of the lineages that compose a town, as well as public rites at the ighale (the forest of the egungun), in the marketplace, and at the front of the palace. It is during Odun Egungun and on the occasion of commemorative funeral rites for the deceased that the living dead appear and are honored through the mediation of masquerades, or egungun, meaning 'powers concealed'." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J., Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
E 2 YRB 33 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 2 YRB 33 EE 70
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Dance  Search this
Masks  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3999
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20440

Dance of the mukyeem (mukenga) mask, Muentshi, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Mukyeem, also called mukenga, is morphologically a variant of the moshambwooy mask. It is crowned with a bent-forward representation of an elephant trunk with two tusks. The mukyeem mask does not appear in the immediate vicinity of the king, but rather is seen among the Kete, Ngongo, Ngeende, and also with some other constituent peoples of the Kuba kingdom. It performs at funerary rituals of notables and evokes death. The predominant white color of the cowrie shells serves as a sign of mourning and is associated with the desiccated bones of the ancestors. When the mask performs, red parrot feathers adorn the trunk's end; this is a privilege of the notables."[Cornet J., 1993: Face of the Spirits; Masks from the Zaire Basin. Annals of the Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren.]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignement for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
E 0 KBA 29.2 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0034
Frame value is 33.
Slide No. E 0 KBA 29.2 EE 72
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Dance  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4109
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20561

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 2 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 2 EE 51
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4368
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20850

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 2.3 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 2.3 EE 51
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4371
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20853

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 2.4 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 2.4 EE 51
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4372
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20855

Display of Yaka mask, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 10.1 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 10.1 EE 51
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:
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4391
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20874

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 4 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 4 EE 51
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4381
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref37889

Something magical : the Kwagh-Hir of the Tiv : objects from the Jerome Bunch collection / with essays by Mnena Abuku, Richard Bunch, Iyorwuese Hagher, Sidney L. Kasfir, and Ethan Rider ; edited by Jonathan Fogel and Ethan Rider ; object photography by Ethan Rider

Author:
Bunch, Richard  Search this
Hagher, Iyorwuese H (Iyorwuese Harry)  Search this
Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield  Search this
Abuku, Mnena  Search this
Editor:
Fogel, Jonathan  Search this
Photographer:
Rider, Ethan  Search this
Subject:
Bunch, Jerome G. 1917-2009  Search this
Physical description:
316 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Kwagh-hir  Search this
Sculpture, Tiv  Search this
Tiv puppets  Search this
Tiv masquerade performance  Search this
Tiv (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Masks--Art collections  Search this
Theater--History  Search this
Theater  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094655

[Harold Dyer collection of art and artifacts from Eastern Nigeria] / Thomas Philip Oxenham Menzies

Author:
Menzies, Thomas Philip Oxenham  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Dyer, James Harold -1909 Art collections  Search this
Vancouver Museum  Search this
Physical description:
14 leaves
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
British Columbia
Vancouver
Date:
1937
Topic:
Art, Igbo--Private collections  Search this
Igbo (African people)--Material culture--Private collections  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Afikpo Igbo woodcarving  Search this
Afikpo Igbo masks (Costume)  Search this
Afikpo Igbo musical instruments  Search this
Aro knives  Search this
Aro drums (Membranophones)  Search this
Aro (African people)--Material culture  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Art, Igbo
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106230

[During the Ẹfẹ ceremony, the Great Mother mask, Ìyánlá, appears as a bird called Eye Òrò, Spirit Bird], Egbado area, town of Ilaro, Nigeria

Photographer:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Drewal, Margaret Thompson  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Henry Drewal while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1977-1978. At the time Dr. Drewal was on a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research.
Publication title reads, "Spirit Bird in performance, Ilaro. Spirit Bird with blood-red beak hastens through the marketplace and disappears into the darkness. Ilaro, 1978."
Local Numbers:
EEPA 1992-028-00004
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. Copyright held by John and Margaret Drewal. To publish images from this collection, permission must be given by Henry and Margaret Drewal. Contact Archives staff for further information. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Gelede -- Photographs  Search this
Efe (masquerades)  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Masks  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Henry and Margaret Drewal Photographs, EEPA 1992-028, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1992-028, Item EEPA D00004
See more items in:
Henry and Margaret Drewal photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1992-028-ref2809

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