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Subject of:
Eyamba V, Nigerian  Search this
Interview of:
Hugh Goldie  Search this
ink on wove paper
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)
Place depicted:
Old Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
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.
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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
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Public domain
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