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Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Eyamba V, Nigerian  Search this
Interview of:
Hugh Goldie  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W (long clipping): 6 3/8 × 2 1/16 in. (16.2 × 5.3 cm)
H x W (map clipping): 4 × 4 1/8 in. (10.2 × 10.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 2 15/16 × 3 1/8 in. (7.5 × 7.9 cm)
Type:
clippings
publications
Place depicted:
Old Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1842-1845
Description:
Two article clippings with an engraved color image. The article (a) describes, from the Western European perspective of Presbyterian missionary, Hugh Goldie, the funeral ceremonies, termed "Devil-making," for the late King Eyamba. One clipping (b) depicts a contextual map of Old Calabar; there is columned writing on its reverse side. An engraved drawing (c) of Efik Africans depicts two seated women, one wearing a white robe, the other in a blue robe with a baby on her back, flanking two men. The man on the left carries a bow and arrows, the man on the right wears a head-wrap and yellow sash-tied robe. He holds a spear in his proper left hand. A tall green-leaf palm tree is drawn behind the men.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Men  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.46.8.5abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d434a0fa-6766-4ec0-8969-f4d0d793ce97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.46.8.5abc