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Collection Creator:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Drewal, Margaret Thompson  Search this
1 Slide (col.)
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Museum of Natural History, NY (Showcase inside Museum shop) Isagba Gelede mask with white (kaolin) face and animal (ram) on top. Two projections on sides of headress have rectangular wooden frames with mirrors, but these are in form of Muslim writing tablets on which Arabic are learned. Chin strap has spiral motif. Main face has pele marks on cheeks. Beard. Ohori style - closest to Isagba masks - see [index card cut off] [index card p26]. The date on the slide is JUN 72.
Local Numbers:
27-27 I 2 YRB 72
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. Copyright held by John and Margaret Drewal. To publish images from this collection, permission must be given by Henry and Margaret Drewal. Contact Archives staff for further information. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Art in situ -- Photographs  Search this
Gelede -- Photographs  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Collection Citation:
Henry and Margaret Drewal Photographs, EEPA 1992-028, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
EEPA.1992-028, Item EEPA 1992-028-00384
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Henry and Margaret Drewal photographs
Henry and Margaret Drewal photographs / Nigeria / 1972
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art