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Masks Off

Collection Creator:
Mather and Company.  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 6, Item 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
[2 copies]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Emanuel Gerard Collection of Mather and Company Employee Motivation Posters, 1923-1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Emanuel Gerard Collection of Mather and Company Employee Motivation Posters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0877-ref49

Iroquois masks, drums, and rattles

Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
15 negatives
Culture:
Iroquois -- god of disease  Search this
Iroquois -- Corn Goddess  Search this
Iroquois -- Onehowih dance  Search this
Iroquois -- god of death  Search this
Iroquois -- Masks  Search this
Iroquois -- Drums  Search this
Iroquois -- Rattles  Search this
Iroquois -- cradleboard  Search this
Iroquois -- Wind god  Search this
Iroquois -- cradle board  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Volume 70-2- Black-faced mask of a Wind God; a deity of disease and the west. (Figure 115) Neg. 987-b-6. Volume 66-17- The Black god of disease and death (Figure 122) neg. 987-b-5. Mask of the Corn Goddess (Fig. 123) Neg. 987-b-1. Drums for the Onehowih dance (Fig. 124) Neg. 987-b-2. Turtle shell rattle, horn rattle and gourd rattle (Fig. 126) Neg. 987-b-3. Also 9 negatives of Wind gods, miscellaneous, and 1 cradle board.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 987-b-1-17

OPPS NEG 987-b-6

OPPS NEG 987-b-5

OPPS NEG 987-b-1

OPPS NEG 987-b-2

OPPS NEG 987-b-3
Local Note:
987-b-14-15- and 17 are 3 views of the same mask.
987-b-13 Mask of Bald Head" may be misnomer. Nails on top and side of mask indicate that horse hair was at one time attached to the face. 10-76 Carson Waterman Seneca trainee.
Topic:
Masks -- Iroquois  Search this
Drums -- Iroquois  Search this
Rattles -- Iroquois  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 987-b-1-17, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS987B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms987b

Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Mexican masks and mask-making

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 mounted color print
11 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted color prints
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1941-1974
Scope and Contents note:
Images of masks, mask making, and use of masks in various parts of Mexico. Also includes photograph of a painting by Donald Cordry depicting use of a mask and musical instruments.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist, photographer, and ethnographer of the arts and crafts of Indians of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacan and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in USNM ACC 355867.
Photographs taken by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-38.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in USNM ACC 361232 and USNM ACC 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
The University of Texas at Austin holds the Donald Cordry Collection Relating to Mexican Masks, 1931-1978.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Festivals -- Mexico  Search this
Mask makers  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-14, Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Mexican masks and mask-making, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-14

MS 7383 Material concerning Mexican masks

Creator:
Von Kaupp, Robert, 1925-2012  Search this
Kaupp, Kathleen  Search this
Montenegro, Roberto, 1887-1968  Search this
Extent:
19 Slides
102 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides
Pages
Photographs
Catalogs
Notes
Place:
Mexico -- Masks -- Papermaking
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes on making masks, catalog entitled "Mascaras Mexicanas" by Roberto Montenegro, a student paper entitled "A lost handicraft of Mexico: papermaking and witchcraft's unique survival" by Kitty Kaup, and color slides of paper-mache maski making in Acatlan, Guerrero.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7383
Local Note:
Xerox copies of manuscript and printed documents; color slides.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Catalogs
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7383, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7383
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7383

MS 7301 First-day-issue stamps showing Northwest Coast masks

Collector:
Merrill, William  Search this
Extent:
8 Envelopes
19 Stamps
2 Slides
Culture:
Bellabella -- Mask  Search this
Bellacoola -- Mask  Search this
Tlingit -- Masks  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Envelopes
Stamps
Slides
Postage stamps
Slides (photographs)
Photographic slides
Date:
September 25, 1980
Scope and Contents:
Stamps are on first-day-issue envelopes postmarked Spokane, Washington. The masks included are of the Bellacoola, Tlingit, and Bellabella. Also included are two slides that show an exhibit of the stamps.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7301
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Slides (photographs)
Photographic slides
Citation:
Manuscript 7301, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7301
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7301

MS 2000-41 Kwahahalu and Sapukuyawa Ceremonial Masks

Creator:
Ireland, Emilienne  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Waura  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Place:
Mato Grosso (Brazil : State)
Date:
August 15, 1985
Scope and Contents:
Subtitled "Description of artifacts collected in the Waura village, Xingu National Park Mato Grosso, Brazil, on April 8, 1983." Includes ethnographic background on the role of spirit masks, their use in ceremonial performances, and their construction. There are also notes on sound recordings, conservation of the material, and Waura words.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2000-41
Topic:
Ceremonies -- Waura  Search this
Masks -- Waura  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2000-41, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2000-41
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2000-41

Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, April 1967. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091593
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref977

MS 7072 Descriptions of Tsimshian totem poles and descriptions and text relating to Tsimshian masks

Creator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Tsimshian Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7072
Local Note:
Provenance unknown.
autograph document
Topic:
Masks -- Tsimshian  Search this
Totems and totem poles -- Tsimshian  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7072, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7072
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7072

MS 7382 Exhibit catalog of "Mexican Masks," Renwick Gallery, September 29, 1978--February 19, 1979

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Place:
Mexico -- Masks
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The item is a catalog for an exhibit of Se[tember 29, 1978-February 19, 1979.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7382
Local Note:
Printed document
Citation:
Manuscript 7382, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7382
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7382

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091594
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref978

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091595
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref979

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091596
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref980

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, April 1967. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091597
See more items in:
Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref981

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091598
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref982

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091599
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref983

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, no date. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091601
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref984

Horizontal Mask

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Anyi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Guinea Coast
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Horizontal mask, of wood, polychrome, and fiber costume, Dadiaso Town, Guinea Coast, April 1967. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPa 1993-091602
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref985

Couple masqueraders wearing mma ji, nne mgbo and ibibio masks in the njenji parade, Amuro village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original caption reads, "Njenje masquerade parade, Amuro Village players." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
Publication caption reads, "Masked couples in the njenji parade."
"The most elaborate masquerade, njenji, presented as part of the four-day Dry Season Festival, Iko Okoci, is a parade of the young adult members through many of the communities of afikpo. The masked paraders walk in a line, arranged in an order of descending age. Many players are dressed in costumes that make them appear as females. Some walk side by side as couples, dressed as man and wife, frequently in European-style dress. Other paraders are costumed as scholars, priests, or as Muslims. The players are arranged by the type of wooden mask they wear. Accompanying the masked line are small groups of net-masked dancers in various raffia and costumes who dance and prance about." [Ottenberg, 1975: Masked rituals of Afikpo, the context of an African art; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975].
Local Numbers:
246/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070467
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0467
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Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref975

Pende [Minganji mask]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying caption reads, " Masque Minganji." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Minganji mask."
De Sousberghe photographed a dancer performing the mask Gitenga. One of the many popular masks entirely covered with raffia, it represents the ancestors. Gitenga, sometimes called the mask "sun", is highly recognizable with a mask in the shape of a large disk made of raffia and basket-making and covered with red-paint (mukundu) and kaolin (pembe).
Local Numbers:
LS 113
General:
Title source: Léon de Sousberghe.
Note source: Archives staff.
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
Masks  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100072
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Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref578

Couple masqueraders wearing mma ji and ibibio masks in the njenji parade, Amuro village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original caption reads, "Njenje masquerade parade, Amuro Village players." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
"The most elaborate masquerade, njenji, presented as part of the four-day Dry Season Festival, Iko Okoci, is a parade of the young adult members through many of the communities of afikpo. The masked paraders walk in a line, arranged in an order of descending age. Many players are dressed in costumes that make them appear as females. Some walk side by side as couples, dressed as man and wife, frequently in European-style dress. Other paraders are costumed as scholars, priests, or as Muslims. The players are arranged by the type of wooden mask they wear. Accompanying the masked line are small groups of net-masked dancers in various raffia and costumes who dance and prance about." [Ottenberg, 1975: Masked rituals of Afikpo, the context of an African art; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975].
Local Numbers:
247/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070468
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0468
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Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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