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American Art in Dialogue with Africa - 7 - Artists Travel to Africa

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2013-11-06T15:07:29.000Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:yt_m5tXjWkQDWg

American Art in Dialogue with Africa - 4 - Primitivism and Modernism

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2013-11-06T15:07:28.000Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Arab Museum, Cairo (Egypt): Painted Wood Panel Fragments [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 18 cm. x 13 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Egypt, Cairo, Cairo
Africa
Egypt
Cairo (Egypt)
Topic:
Animals in art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3261
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_301587

Cairo (Egypt): Slate Palette of Ducks [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 18 cm. x 13 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Egypt, Cairo, Cairo
Africa
Egypt
Cairo (Egypt)
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.0221
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_301169

Roosevelt scoured Africa: The Gold Dust Twins Scour America. [Print advertising.] 1910

Advertiser:
Fairbank, N.K., Company  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Physical description:
1 item, 28 x 21.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Outdoor advertising
Posters
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1910
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Statue of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. and N.J.)  Search this
Cleaning  Search this
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character) in art  Search this
Twins  Search this
Local number:
Ivorydata4 927
0300600095 (Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright
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Soap series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana 1838-1953
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_245070

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.4.3 EE 70
General:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Court Art of Benin," held by the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, England, beginning August 1, 2001.
"Africa: Looking Bakc, Looking Forward," held by the Spurlock Museum in Urbanna, Illinois, beginning in September of 2002.
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
Works of art in situ  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7590
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-ref24424

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.3 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7585
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-ref24419

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.3.1 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7586
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-ref24420

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.4 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7587
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-ref24421

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.4.1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Convergence," organized and held by Morgan State University on view from December 14, 2002 thru April 13, 2003.
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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7588
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-ref24422

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 2.4.2 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7589
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-ref24423

Ancestral shrines, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 3 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7591
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-ref24425

Ancestral shrines, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 3.1.1 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7593
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-ref24428

Ancestral shrines, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
photographic negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-13, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card 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
Works of art in situ  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 09069
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-ref36147

Ancestral shrines, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
photographic negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Eweka II and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwen. "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-13, 3.
General:
Title source: Index card 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 09070
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36148

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
photographic negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-13, 7.
General:
Title source: Index card 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 09071
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-ref36149

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
photographic negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-13, 8.
General:
Title source: Index card 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 03339
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-ref30420

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
photographic negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-13, 9.
General:
Title source: Index card 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 03340
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-ref30421

Ceremonial sword, Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts detail of ceremonial sword held by attendant of Asantehene Otomfuo Nana Opoku Ware II. "In the nineteenth century sword ornaments became more varied and numerous, often representing a proverbial theme. Further proliferation occured in this century, more specifically after 1924, when the Asantehene Prempeh I returned from his long exile." [Timothy F. Garrard, 1989: Gold of Africa, Prestel]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
C 2 ASH 54 EE 71
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:
Leaders  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- antelopes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 1516
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-ref6322

Maternal shrine, House of the Oghiamien, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century. Apart from the ancestral and other shrines devoted to the domestic household, there are also personal shrines set up by individuals to various deities and other spiritual agencies with which they have entered into a relationship." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 9 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
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7623
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-ref24460

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