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Die Masken und Geheimbünde Afrikas

Author:
Frobenius, Leo 1873-1938  Search this
Physical description:
278 p. illus. ; 33 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Date:
1898
Topic:
Secret societies  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN419.5 .F92 1898
GN419.5.F92 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369251

Robert and Barbara Pringle photographic collection

Photographer:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-  Search this
Names:
Roy, Christopher D.  Search this
Extent:
2,136 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2006-006
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Bobo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Mali
Date:
circa 1980-1989
Summary:
The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.
Arrangement note:
Arranged geographically by country and chronologically therein. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Pringle is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and historian specializing in interethnic relations, economic development, and the role of culture. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Mali from 1987 to 1990. His other official postings included Indonesia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. He has written three books on Southeast Asian history and politics, of which the most recent is A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm (2004).
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
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:
Pottery  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Markets  Search this
Art in situ -- Photographs  Search this
Animals  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Citation:
Robert and Barbara Pringle Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2006-006
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2006-006

Barbara Jarocki collection

Curator of an exhibition:
Barbara Jarocki  Search this
Extent:
65 photographs (color, 4 x 6 inches)
1 postcard (color)
2 photographs (color, 5 x 7 inches)
Container:
Binder 1
Culture:
Africa  Search this
Dan (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
photographs
postcards
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Ivory Coast
Nigeria
New York (State)
Date:
1983
Summary:
The collection consists of one postcard and 67 photographs documenting the installation for and art objects in the exhibition "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983), held at the Sarah Lawrence College Art Galley, and curated by Barbara Jarocki. The postcard is an invitation to the opening reception.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one postcard and 67 photographs documenting the installation for and art objects in the exhibition "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983), held at the Sarah Lawrence College Art Galley and curated by Barbara Jarocki. The postcard is an invitation to the opening reception.

Objects were primarily created by the Yoruba, Baule, and Dan peoples and include a ladle, Ibeji, top from a Champion Cultivator Staff (Daleu), a beaded sheath for Orisha Oko staff, hoes, a divination tray, headdresses, a beaded crown, a rhythm pounder and masks, particularly a four-faced helmet mask and a double face mask (Kpelie). Object materials include wood, animal skin, metal, beads, cowrie shells, and cloth. Major contributers to the exhibition include Paul and Ruth Tishman, Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott, Richard J. Faletti, and the Michael Oliver Gallery.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Installation Photos, 1983 (22 photographs; Binder 1)

Series 2: Idenified Objects, 1983 (23 photographs; Binder 1)

Series 3: Unidentified Objects, 1983 (22 photographs; Binder 1)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1983 (1 item; Binder 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Jarocki curated numerous exhibits, including "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983; Sarah Lawrence College) and "Cameroon: Art and Life Interwoven" (April-July, 1988; May Weber Museum of Cultural Arts, Chicago). A geneous donor, Jarocki and her husband, Robert Fudim, gave the artwork "Playing Card", circa 1770, to the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
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:
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Clothing -- Headdresses  Search this
Wood-carving -- Africa -- Exhibitions  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Barbara Jarocki Collection, EEPA 2016-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-003
See more items in:
Barbara Jarocki collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-003

Maska afrykańska : między sacrum a profanum / redaktorzy, Lucjan Buchalik, Katarzyn[a] Podyma = African mask : between the sacred and the profane / editors, Lucjan Buchalik, Katarzyn Podyma

Title:
African mask : between the sacred and the profane
Author:
Buchalik, Lucjan  Search this
Podyma, Katarzyna  Search this
Muzeum Miejskie w Żorach  Search this
Muzeum Historii Katowic  Search this
Subject:
Muzeum Miejskie w Żorach  Search this
Muzeum Historii Katowic  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa
Poland
Date:
2012
Topic:
Masks, African  Search this
Masks, African--Social aspects  Search this
Masks, African--Religious aspects  Search this
Puppets  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Call number:
GT1748.A35 M37 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007545

Empty masks / by Barbara Enlow Henshall ; mask illustrations by Maya Williams

Author:
Henshall, Barbara Enlow  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1986
Topic:
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
GN419.5 .H52 1986
GN419.5.H52 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288165

The function and social significance of mask in black Africa

Author:
Adandé, Alexandre Sènou 1913-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
10 leaves
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Africa
Date:
1955
[n.d.]
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Masks and Masquerades--General
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781170

William Brill photographs

Collector:
Brill, William, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
(object copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
Culture:
Loma (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Punu (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Luba (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Mali
Africa
Cameroon
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1983
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools. Masks documented are from the following peoples: Hemba, Lulua, Makonde, and Bbagani. Sculptural figures shown were created by the following groups: Bassa, Dogon, Kulango, Kuyu, Loma, Luba, Lunda, Punu, and Tabwa. Other objecs shown include an Asante comb, Asante royal staff, Baule animal head, Bete heddle pulley, Chokwe comb, Ijo staff, Kuba headrest, Lele staff, Ndengese axe handle, Senufo ceremonial container, Senufo wine strainer, Yela staff, Yoruba house post, Zulu comb, and Zulu hunter's staff. There are also images of musical instruments including bells, flutes, and rhythm pounders from Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, and Zaire. Photographers represented include Tony Fitsch, Al Mozell and Bernard Pierre Wolff.
Biographical / Historical:
William W. Brill (1918-2003) received a B.A. from Yale University and was the president of the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust in New York. He started collecting African art around 1960 and has donated several art objects to museums.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
For study purposes only. Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
William Brill Photographs, EEPA 1985-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-001

African masquerade : and the collector's dilemma / William H. Gotwald Jr. ; foreword by Carolynne Whitefeather

Title:
African masquerade and the collector's dilemma
Author:
Gotwald, William H  Search this
Whitefeather, Carolynne  Search this
Utica College  Search this
Subject:
Gotwald, William H Art collections  Search this
Utica College  Search this
Physical description:
60 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Africa
Africa, sub-Saharan
Africa, West
Date:
2011
2011, ©2010
Topic:
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107190

African faces

Author:
Neerman, Marnix  Search this
Arthur, Alex  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2009
Topic:
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_938269

How to approach the traditional African sculpture / by Warren Robbins ; photographs by Lee Boltin

Author:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Boltin, Lee  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1972
Topic:
Sculpture, African  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
AP2 .S666
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510576

Keys to the spirit world : African masks

Author:
Balogun, Ola 1945-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1990
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
AS4.U8 A14X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507969

Arts of life / Arthur Bourgeois and Scott Rodolitz

Author:
Bourgeois, Arthur P (Arthur Paul) 1940-  Search this
Rodolitz, Scott  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2012
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Implements, utensils, etc  Search this
Money  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Masquerade performance  Search this
Sculpture, African--Religious aspects  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .B64 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109678

Arts of transformation / Arthur Bourgeois and Scott Rodolitz

Author:
Bourgeois, Arthur P (Arthur Paul) 1940-  Search this
Rodolitz, Scott  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2012
Topic:
Initiation rites  Search this
Masks, African--Social aspects  Search this
Sculpture, African--Social aspects  Search this
Divination objects  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .B64 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109685

Dogon masks : [Masques dogons] / by Marcel Griaule

Author:
Griaule, Marcel 1898-1956  Search this
Physical description:
899 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Masks, Dogon  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392361

Congo masks : masterpieces from Central Africa : a book and catalogue / editor, Marc Leo Felix ; authors: Dr. Viviane Baeke [and 10 others] ; photos, Paul Louis

Editor:
Felix, Marc Leo  Search this
Author:
Baeke, Viviane  Search this
Photographer:
Louis, Paul 1928-  Search this
Issuing body:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Host institution:
Congo Basin Art History Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
390 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Masks in art  Search this
Call number:
NB1099.C6 C65 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102469

Artists of the mask

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Masks, African, in art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715763

West African masks / H. U. Hall

Author:
Hall, Henry Usher  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1934
Topic:
Masks, African  Search this
Masks, Shoowa  Search this
Masks, Pende  Search this
Benin maskettes  Search this
Chiwara  Search this
Call number:
N1 .C75X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104787

A world of faces / Jana Jiroušková

Author:
Jiroušková, Jana  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Classification
Date:
2016
Topic:
Masks, African  Search this
Call number:
PN2969 .J57 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100642

Body to body : archaisms, metamorphoses, the id

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973 Influences  Search this
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973 Themes, motives  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
France
Africa
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, African--Influence  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Human figure in art  Search this
Anthropological sculpture  Search this
Masks, African--Influence  Search this
Gaze  Search this
Call number:
N6853.P5 A4 2017b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100248

Communicative masks = Masques de communication / Drs. Ing. Steven van de Raadt

Title:
Masques de communication
Author:
Raadt, Steven van de  Search this
Author:
Parcours des Mondes  Search this
Physical description:
46 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Africa, West
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
2010
Topic:
Masks, African  Search this
Masks  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093545

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