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Archaeological research in Timbuktu, Mali

Author:
Insoll, Timothy  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Mali
Tombouctou
Tombouctou (Mali)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
CC1 .A7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_750373

Bracelet

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Plant fiber, wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.5 x 6.9 x 6.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Timbuktu, Mali
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-401
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-401

Cotton Blanket

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Fulani  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Blanket
Place:
Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
1928-Dec-17
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
098913
USNM Number:
E341656-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8401713
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Timbuktu (Mali) / Carol Summerfield and Jonathan Cahill

Author:
Summerfield, Carol  Search this
Cahill, Jonathan  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tombouctou (Mali)
Date:
1996
Call number:
CC135 .I585 1995X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531774

Indigastrum parviflorum (F. Heyne ex Hook. & Arn.) Schrire

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid., Soudan francais, Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Aug 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae
Published Name:
Indigastrum parviflorum (F. Heyne ex Hook. & Arn.) Schrire
Barcode:
02309346
USNM Number:
1596752
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13322066

Indigastrum parviflorum (F. Heyne ex Hook. & Arn.) Schrire

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid., Soudan francais, Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Aug 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae
Published Name:
Indigastrum parviflorum (F. Heyne ex Hook. & Arn.) Schrire
Barcode:
02309349
USNM Number:
2126132
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13322067

Indigofera viscosa Lam.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Soudan francais: Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Indigofera viscosa Lam.
Barcode:
02312310
USNM Number:
1596736
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13323398

Requienia obcordata (Poir.) DC.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid. Soadan francais: Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Jul 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae
Published Name:
Requienia obcordata (Poir.) DC.
Barcode:
02323930
USNM Number:
1596737
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13369686

Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid., Soudan francais: Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
20 Jul 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
Barcode:
02323742
USNM Number:
2126128
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13369496

Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid., Soudan francais: Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
Barcode:
02323745
USNM Number:
1596751
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13369499

Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Olaf Hagerup  Search this
Place:
Africae occid., Soudan francais: Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
20 Jul 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
Barcode:
02323750
USNM Number:
1596750
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13369504

Timbuktu, Mali : desert visions in fabrics, straw and leather

Author:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Mali
Tombouctou
Date:
1997
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women, Tuareg  Search this
Leatherwork, Tuareg  Search this
Tuareg straw jewelry  Search this
Straw jewelry  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .L34 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_552622

Marli Shamir photographs

Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
229 gelatin silver prints (black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
89 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black and white, 23 x 18 cm. or smaller)
Container:
Volume 4
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Djenné (Mali)
Mali
Africa
Timbuktu (Mali)
San (Mali)
Gao (Mali)
Date:
1971
Summary:
Photographs taken by Marli Shamir in Mali, in 1971. The majority of the images show architecture in Djenne, Mali. Other images depict architecture of the Dogon in Timbuktu, Gao and San.

Photographs from this collection were featured by Labelle Prussin's thesis entitled, "The Architecture of Djenne; African Synthesis and Transformation," (Yale University, 1974) and in her book entitled, "Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa," (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). The images have also been displayed in an exhibition entitled, "Marli Shamir Photographs from the Sahel," held in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in 1976.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Marli Shamir (1919-2016) was an Israeli photographer known for her extensive work in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso from 1966-1973. Born and raised in Berlin, Shamir started studying photography during her teenage years and took photography classes at the Contempora Lehrateliers für neue Werkkunst (1934-1937). In 1938, she was forced to immigrate to Israel where she initially lived in a kibbutz. From 1941-1943, she worked at the mineralogy department of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, and then opened her own studio in Jerusalem in 1945. In 1953, she married Meir Shamir, a former Israeli Diplomat-Ambassador, and from 1966-1973 she lived successively in Mali, Gabon and Cote d'Ivoire. She held a particular fascination with architecture, monuments, mosques, arts and habitants. During her stay in Mali, she met Pascal James Imperato with whom she wrote the article Bokolanfini Mud Cloth of the Bamana of Mali, (African Arts, 1970). In 1976, she produced the exhibition Sahel at the Israeli museum in Jerusalem, which focused on the rural and urban architecture and people of the Sahel. The exhibition toured in Europe later that year. From 1977-1981, she lived in Strasbourg, where she focused on documenting the new style of architecture in Mali. Her work on this project is stored at the Center of Documentation in Strasbourg. In 2005, a book devoted to her photographs from Mali was published by the Grandvaux French Edition House. The National Poet of Mali, Albakaye Ousmane Kounta, collaborated with Shamir on the book of poetry Djenney-Ferey –La terre habitee (published by Grandaux, 2007), which is illustrated with Shamir's photographs. Shamir passed away in 2016 at the age of 93.
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:
Earth Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-025
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1995-025

Marli Shamir photographs

Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
75 negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1742 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 color slides (35mm)
Culture:
San (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Color slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic print
Place:
Djenné (Mali)
Mali
Ivory Coast
Burkina Faso
Timbuktu (Mali)
Mali, -- Bamako
Niger
Mopti (Mali)
Date:
1966-1973
Scope and Contents:
Much of this collection depicts architecture and peoples in such varying places as Mali, Niger, the Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. There are images of peoples including the Dogon in Timbuktu, Gao, San, and Fulani peoples.
Biographical / Historical:
Marli Shamir (1919-2016) was an Israeli photographer known for her extensive work in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso from 1966-1973. Born and raised in Berlin, Shamir started studying photography during her teenage years and took photography classes at the Contempora Lehrateliers für neue Werkkunst (1934-1937).

In 1938, she was forced to immigrate to Israel where she initially lived in a kibbutz. From 1941-1943, she worked at the mineralogy department of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, and then opened her own studio in Jerusalem in 1945. In 1953, she married Meir Shamir, a former Israeli Diplomat-Ambassador, and from 1966-1973 she lived successively in Mali, Gabon and Cote d'Ivoire. She held a particular fascination with architecture, monuments, mosques, arts and habitants.

During her stay in Mali, she met Pascal James Imperato with whom she wrote the article "Bokolanfini Mud Cloth of the Bamana of Mali" (African Arts, 1970). In 1976, she produced the exhibition Sahel at the Israeli museum in Jerusalem, which focused on the rural and urban architecture and people of the Sahel. The exhibition toured in Europe later that year. From 1977-1981, she lived in Strasbourg, where she focused on documenting the new style of architecture in Mali. Her work on this project is stored at the Center of Documentation in Strasbourg.

In 2005, a book devoted to her photographs from Mali was published by the Grandvaux French Edition House. The National Poet of Mali, Albakaye Ousmane Kounta, collaborated with Shamir on a book of poetry, Djenney-Ferey –La terre habitee (published by Grandaux, 2007), which is illustrated with Shamir's photographs. Shamir passed away in 2016 at the age of 93.
Related Materials:
The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives also holds another collection of Shamir's photographs, EEPA 1995-025.
Provenance:
Purchased, 2013
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:
Slides (Photography)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic print
Citation:
Marli Shamir photographs, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2013-009

Pendant

Object Name:
tabzimt
Maker:
Kabyle artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy, coral, enamel
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 14.2 x 11 x 2 cm (5 9/16 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Kabylie, Algeria
Date:
ca. 1905
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Phoenix in memory of Charlotte MacFadden
Object number:
92-11-1
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_92-11-1

Straw bracelet

Donor Name:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Length:
7.5cm
Width:
6cm
Height:
4.5cm
Culture:
Songhay  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
2000-Aug-21
Collection Date:
1965
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
420734
USNM Number:
E431617-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8548079

Straw necklace

Donor Name:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Length:
32cm
3.5cm
Width:
1.5cm
Culture:
Songhay  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
2000-Aug-21
Collection Date:
1965
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
420734
USNM Number:
E431618-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8548080

Straw necklace

Donor Name:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Length, Total:
31cm
Width:
6cm
Length:
4cm
Culture:
Songhay  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
2000-Aug-21
Collection Date:
1965
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
420734
USNM Number:
E431619-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8548081

Melhania denhami R. Br.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
O. Olusfen  Search this
Place:
Timkuktu [Timbuktu?], Mali, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Jul 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Sterculiaceae
Published Name:
Melhania denhami R. Br.
Barcode:
00655681
USNM Number:
2126126
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Flowering plants and ferns
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2064724

Rinnovare-conservare : strategie patrimoniali a confronto

Author:
Bellato, Elisa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Mali
Tombouctou
Tombouctou (Mali)
Date:
2007
Topic:
Historic preservation  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .A475
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957006

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