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The analysis of West African bronzes : a summary of the evidence

Author:
Shaw, Thurstan
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Physical description:
p. 80-87 : map, table
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1970
Notes:
Extracted from: Ibadan (Ibadan) no. 28, July 1970, pages 80-87.
Summarizes the findings of the metallurgical analyses of the Ife bronzes and the Jebba-Tada bronzes. Results show that the seated figure of Tada, generally recognized as an Ife work, is of almost pure copper, thus relating it to similar objects from Ife. Also discussed are the various sources of ore in West Africa that may have been used in West African bronzes and the general distribution of bronze-casting centers in West Africa.
Topic:
Tada bronzes
Ife bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Igbo-Ukwu bronzes
Tsoede bronzes
Bronzes--Analysis
Lost-wax process
Mines and mineral resources, Prehistoric
Call number:
VF-- Metalwork, Metallurgy--West Africa
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Les arts de l'ancien Nigeria

Author:
Meyer, Laure
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1988
Notes:
Highlights the ancient art traditions of Nok, Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, Owo and Benin, concluding with a discussion of the problems that remain surrounding the Tsoede bronzes and the equally enigmatic Cross River stone monoliths.
Published as Dossier, Histoire et archeologie, no. 130, septembre 1988.
Topic:
Art, Nigerian
Tsoede bronzes
Atal
Igbo-Ukwu
Ife art
Owo art
Benin art
Nok terracottas
Antiquities
Call number:
N7380 .M99 1988
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Early history of metal working among Northeast Yorubas in Kwara State

Author:
Aremu, David A
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Kwara State
Ipole Hill Top Site (Nigeria)
Date:
1998
Notes:
Maps.
Essay on lost-wax brass casting and ironworking among the northern Ekiti of Obo and the Okeri Yagba of Kwara State. Comparisons are made between archaeological evidence of metalworking at Obo and Okeri (from 16th century for brass casting and earlier for ironworking) and contemporary practice of both lost-wax casting and iron smelting. Four of the lost-wax cast objects are illustrated including a rectangular bell in Benin style and Ogboni edan. Suggests that the Tsoede bronzes may have been made at Okeri and taken as war booty during the Nupe-Yagba wars..
Topic:
Yagba metalworking
Yoruba ironworking
Ironworking
Lost-wax process
Yoruba brasswork
Archaeology
Call number:
DT515.3 .H57 1998X
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Gabi figures and Edegi, first king of the Nupé

Author:
Walker, S. W
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1934
Notes:
Plate L. "Gabi figures from Jebba and Tada, Middle Niger."
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Bronzes
Call number:
GN1 .M26
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The historical significance of the Esie stone images

Author:
Adepegba, Cornelius Oyeleke 1941-2002
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Esiẹ (Nigeria)
Date:
1988
Topic:
Esie soapstone sculptures
Tsoede bronzes
Migrations
Antiquities
Call number:
N7399.N52 Y65 1988a
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History of Tsoede bronzes

Author:
Enimola, Abiodun
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Kwara State
Date:
1974
Notes:
Ill., including front cover.
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Tada bronzes
Bronzes
Call number:
NX28.N6 I312
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Ifa divination sculpture and apparatus / [compiled by Janet Stanley]

Author:
Stanley, Janet L
University of Ife Institute of African Studies
Historical Society of Nigeria Congress (20th : 1974 : University of Ife)
Physical description:
153 [i.e. 306] p. : ill., maps ; 33 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1975
1975]
Notes:
Compilation of mimeographed seminar papers from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ife, 1972-1975, and the 20th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Dec. 18-21, 1974.
Cover title.
Right-hand pages numbered by hand; pages of each paper also numbered individually.
Contents:
Oral tradition in the study of Yoruba art : Ifa divination sculpture and apparatus / by Rowland Abiodun -- A reconsideration of the function of ako, second burial effigy in Owe / Rowland Abiodun -- Notes on the institution of the Iyalode within the traditional Yoruba political system / Bọlanle Awẹ -- The structure of administration at Ọyọ Àtìbà / S. O. Babayẹmi -- New terracotta finds at Oke-Eso, Ife / O. Eluyemi -- Ife antiquities and traditional African art / by M. A. Fabunmi -- Ideas of precedence and performance in Yoruba oral narratives / by Deidre La Pin -- New light on the Tsoede bronzes : art and the reconstruction of the early connections between Oyo, Nupe and Benin / Babatunde Lawal -- The present state of art historical research in Nigeria : problems and possibilities / by Babatunde Lawal -- Yoruba equestrian sculpture : its origin and historical implications / by Babatunde Lawal -- Nigerian women in political action : the Abeokuta women's union, 1946-1949 / by Nina Mba -- The causes of persecution of Christian converts in parts of Eastern Yorubaland during the early decades of this century / by G. O. I. Olomola -- Sociology and the historiography of the Yoruba / J. D. Y. Peel
Topic:
Art, Yoruba
Antiquities
History
Call number:
DT515.45.Y67 I33 1975a
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Jebba

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Call number:
NB1030 .F15t
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Neutron activation analysis of clay cores from Nigerian castings / E. A. Slater and Frank Willett

Author:
Slater, E. A
Willett, Frank
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Physical description:
p. 247-258 : map, tables, graphs
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1988
Notes:
Extracted from: Science and archaeology, Glasgow 1987: proceedings of a conference on the application of scientific techniques to archaeology, Glasgow, September, edited by Elizabeth A. Slater and James O. Tate (Oxford: B.A.R., 1988), pages 247-258.
Report on a scientific examination of clay core samples of ancient lost-wax cast "bronzes" from several casting centers in southern Nigeria. The particular focus was to ascertain the origins of the Tsoede bronzes (including Jebba and Tada). Results indicate they are more similar to Ife than Benin, Udo or Igbo-Ukwu works.
Topic:
Bronzes--Analysis
Tsoede bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Tada bronzes
Call number:
VF-- Metalwork, Metallurgy--Nigeria
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New light on the Tsoede bronzes : art and the reconstruction of the early connections between Oyo, Nupe and Benin / Babatunde Lawal

Author:
Lawal, Babatunde 1942-
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Date:
1975
Notes:
Map.
Based on chapter 11 in the author's 1970 doctoral dissertation, Yoruba Shango sculpture in historical retrospect.
Topic:
Tsoede (Legendary character)
Tsoede bronzes
Tada bronzes
Lower Niger bronzes
Yoruba bronzes
Shango (Yoruba deity)
Call number:
DT515.45.Y67 I33 1975a
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A note on trade and the Tsoede bronzes

Author:
Shaw, Thurstan
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1973
Notes:
Map.
Topic:
Commerce, Prehistoric
Commerce--History
Tsoede bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Call number:
DT470 .W516
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Nupe bronzes / Polly Eccles

Author:
Eccles, Polly
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1962
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Tada bronzes
Jebba bronzes
Tsoede (Legendary character)
Precision casting
Ostriches in African art
Call number:
DT515 .AIN68
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The present state of art historical research in Nigeria : problems and possibilities / Babatunde Lawal

Author:
Lawal, Babatunde 1942-
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Ife (Nigeria)
Date:
1977
Notes:
Summary, p. 216.
Topic:
Art, Nigerian--Research
Nok terracottas
Tsoede bronzes
Igbo-Ukwu bronzes
Antiquities
Research
Call number:
DT1 .J858
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The present state of art historical research in Nigeria : problems and possibilities / Babatunde Lawal

Author:
Lawal, Babatunde 1942-
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Ife (Nigeria)
Date:
1975
Notes:
Reprinted in Journal of African history (Cambridge, England) 18 (2) 1977, pages 193-216.
Topic:
Art, Nigerian--Research
Nok terracottas
Tsoede bronzes
Igbo-Ukwu bronzes
Antiquities
Research
Call number:
DT515.45.Y67 I33 1975a
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The question of outside origins for the Esie stone carvings

Author:
Pogoson, Ohioma Ifounu
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Date:
1990
Topic:
Esie soapstone sculptures
Tsoede bronzes
Ife stone sculpture
Call number:
DT1 .A2588
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Treasures of ancient Nigeria

Author:
Jolaoso, Olujimi
Fagg, William Buller
Stevens, Phillips
Morris, Donald
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1980
Notes:
Feature on the exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Nigeria."
Address delivered by...Olujimi Jolaoso, on the occasion of the opening of Treasures of Ancient Nigeria at the Detroit Institute of Arts, January 14, 1980 -- In praise of Owo / by William Fagg -- An unacknowledged presence / by Phillips Stevens -- Elegance and formal beauty / by Donald Morris.
The exhibition and catalog are also reviewed by Conrad Max Brann in West Africa (London) no. 3465, January 16, 1984, pages 122-123 (VF-- Art, Nigeria).
Topic:
Owo art
Tsoede bronzes
Nok terracottas
Antiquities
Call number:
N1 .A248
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The Tsoede bronzes

Author:
Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Date:
1997
Notes:
Color illustrations.
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Call number:
NB1265 .S3 1997X
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The Tsoede bronzes and Owo Yoruba art / by Douglas Fraser

Author:
Fraser, Douglas 1929-
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Date:
1975
Notes:
Discussion of the Tsoede bronges in relation to the Lower Niger Bronze Industry, Owo, and Benin. Also discusses the snake-wing bird motif and the fish-legged figure motif.
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Serpents in African art
Birds in African art
Owo art
Owo iconography
Benin iconography
Call number:
N1 .A258
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Tsoede, Sango, and the Nupe bronzes

Author:
Lawal, Babatunde 1942-
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Date:
1970
Notes:
Plates 126-141, maps.
From the author's PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1970.
Topic:
Tsoede bronzes
Shango (Yoruba deity)
Tada bronzes
Lower Niger bronzes
Yoruba bronzes
Tsoede (Legendary character)
Call number:
NB1098 .L416 1982
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