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[Poro society : Loma peoples, Liberia]

Author:
Siegmann, William  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
Date:
2011
Topic:
Loma horizontal masks  Search this
Loma maskettes  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .A53 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981334

Timothy Garrard photographic collection

Photographer:
Garrard, Timothy F.  Search this
Names:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Extent:
25,000 items
negatives (color , 35mm)
photographic prints (color , 4 x 6 inches)
Container:
Item 25000
Culture:
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Akan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color photographs
Place:
Africa
Mali
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Date:
1980-2002
Summary:
The collection consists of approximately 25,000 images (negatives and prints) taken by the late Dr. Timothy Garrard (1943-2007). Some images were taken in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso between 1980-1990, but the majority were taken in Cote d'Ivoire from 1983-2002. Subjects depicted include natural and cultural landscapes, the Senufo Poro society, and the Akan, Baule and Senufo peoples.
Arrangement note:
Negatives are arranged by binder and reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Timothy F. Garrard (1943-2007) was a British lawyer and archaeologist who lived and worked most of his adult life in West Africa, including Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. He is known for his scholarly work on the gold trade, and in particular, his study of goldweights, the bronze castings used for weighing gold dust, the original currency of the region.
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:
Goldweights  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color photographs
Citation:
Timothy Garrard photographic collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2009-013
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2009-013

Real and fake masks

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Korhogo
Date:
1969
Topic:
Sculpture, Kuba  Search this
Tukula  Search this
Senufo sculptors  Search this
Wood-carving, Senufo  Search this
Senufo masquerades  Search this
Art market  Search this
Call number:
TT119.W4 G313 1970X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_558899

Secular Limba musical group known as Poro, Bafodea Town, Sierra Leone

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Collector:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Limba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1978-1980
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.
Original title reads, "Poro musical group (not associated with Poro society as there is none of that name in Bafodea although it exists elsewhere in Sierra Leone. Christmas Day 1979. My neighbor Suma Mannio Mansaray on the big drum." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].
Local Numbers:
1878/1978-1980
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.

Photographs by Pa Huff, Hamaidu Mansaray, and Labelle Prussin are restricted. In these cases, the photographer's permission is required for access and publication of images.
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-001, Item EEPA 2005-0001-1857
See more items in:
Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-001-ref3721

Masks, societies and secrecy among the Fala Kpelle

Author:
Bellman, Beryl Larry 1941-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
Date:
1980
Topic:
Societies, etc  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Secret societies  Search this
Kpelle secrecy  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .E846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_693198

Quand le modèle réunit abstraction et réalisme / Annemieke van Damme-Linseele

Author:
Damme, Annemieke van  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
Date:
2004
Topic:
Masks, Loma  Search this
Loma face masks  Search this
Loma horizontal masks  Search this
Loma masquerades  Search this
Call number:
N2 .A793
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775920

Figuren der Senufo

Author:
Förster, Till  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
2009
Topic:
Senufo female figures (Representations)  Search this
Senufo male figures (Representations))  Search this
Sculpture, Senufo  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .B55 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_996567

Islam in Liberia / Lester P. Monts

Author:
Monts, Lester Parker  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society) Islamic influences  Search this
Sande Society Islamic influences  Search this
Type:
Books
Place:
Liberia
Bulumi
Bulumi (Liberia)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Music  Search this
Islamic music  Search this
Islam  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
ML101.A35 G37 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_666432

A "Harley mask" at the Cleveland Museum of Art : more on masks among the Mano and Dan peoples (Liberia/Côte d'Ivoire / Constantine Petridis

Author:
Petridis, Constantijn  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Harley, George W (George Way) 1894-1966  Search this
Vandenhoute, Jan 1913-1978  Search this
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cote d'Ivoire
Upper Cavally
Liberia
Date:
2012
Topic:
Dan face masks  Search this
Mano face masks  Search this
Masks, Dan  Search this
Style regions  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980888

Headdress Poro Society

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Length:
64cm
Width:
70cm
Culture:
Gio  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E358431-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8405037
Additional Online Media:

Headdress Poro Society

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Length:
34.5cm
Width:
25cm
Culture:
Gio  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E358431-1
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8405038
Additional Online Media:

The invisible social body : experience and Poro ritual in northern Côte d'Ivoire / Till Förster

Author:
Förster, Till  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
2019
Topic:
Societies, etc  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Senufo (African people)--Politics and government  Search this
Senufo men's initiation  Search this
Senufo secrecy  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111894

Face mask

Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36 x 17.2 x 10.5 cm (14 3/16 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Initiation  Search this
hornbill  Search this
bushcow  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-50
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-50

Male figure

Object Name:
pombibele
Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 124.5 x 26.7 x 22.9 cm (49 x 10 1/2 x 9 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Lataha village, Korhogo region, Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Late19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Agricultural  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-52
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-52

Male figure

Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 146.1 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm (57 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
lizard  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-7
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-7

Female figure

Object Name:
madebele
Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 114.3 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm (45 x 10 x 9 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
hornbill  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-8
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-8

The helmet mask as an index of the history of single-sex institutions in the West Atlantic Coast Region of Africa / by D. Francine Farr

Author:
Farr, Francine  Search this
African Studies Association Annual Meeting (30th : 1987 : Denver, Colo.)  Search this
Subject:
Sande Society  Search this
Poro (Society)  Search this
Physical description:
11 leaves, [11 leaves of plates] : ill., map
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Date:
1987
Topic:
Women, Mende--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Masks, Mende  Search this
Masks  Search this
Call number:
DT516.45.M45 F34 1987a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561366

Beyond the sacred and the profane : the Poro initiation ritual / Christian Kordt Højbjerg

Author:
Højbjerg, Christian Kordt  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1990
Topic:
Initiation rites  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .F666
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_664536

Poro on trial : the 1913 Special Commission Court case of Rex v. Fino, Bofio and Kalfalla / Katrina H. B. Keefer

Author:
Keefer, Katrina 1981-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
2018
Topic:
Trials (Murder)  Search this
Human sacrifice  Search this
Leopard men  Search this
Justice, Administration of  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106999

The Kpelle traditional political system / by Richard M. Fulton

Author:
Fulton, Richard M. 1940-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
Date:
1968
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Kpelle (African people)--Kings and rulers  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT621 .L695
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070509

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