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The art of Benin City Frederick Starr

Author:
Starr, Frederick 1858-1933 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80065781 http://viaf.org/viaf/45085839  Search this
Physical description:
8 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Benin City
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa
Date:
1900
Topic:
Art, Bini  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N52 S73 1900
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_959935

Whitney Halstead photograph collection of indigenous art

Creator:
Halstead, Whitney (collector and photographer)  Search this
Names:
British Museum, collector and photographer  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History, collector and photographer  Search this
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Nampeyo, ca. 1856-1942  Search this
Pushruk, Anthony Eskimo  Search this
Extent:
27 Negatives (acetate)
140 Prints (silver gelatin (including proof sheets of contact prints))
1 Print (albumen)
11 copy prints
Culture:
Peruvians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting pottery and pottery designs from historic Pueblo groups and archeological sites, including Nampeyo pottery and an image of Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso and examples of her pottery. There are also some photographs that depict a pueblo, Southwest landscapes, cliff dwellings, rock art, craftspeople, and dwellings, mostly relating to Southwest Indians, Peruvians, and Australian aborigines. The collection includes images of artifacts in the collections of the Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum, British Museum, University of Illinois, Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology, and Paul Pearson collection. Notes and notices relating to publication are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Whitney Halstead (1926-1979) was an art historian and artist. He acquired his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he became Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts in 1967. He also worked as an assistant in the Field Museum's anthropology department and wrote art history publications.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-43
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds Whitney Halstead's papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints of photographs or photographs of objects held by Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, British Museum, University of Illinois, and Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology cannot be copied. Copies or permission must be obtained from these repositories.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Kachinas  Search this
Camps  Search this
Australian Aborigines  Search this
Cliff-dwellings  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Masks  Search this
Spinning  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-43, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-43
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-43

Medicine staff

Object Name:
osun ematon
Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 168.8 x 25 x 20 cm (66 7/16 x 9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Warfare  Search this
chameleon  Search this
tool  Search this
male  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Dr. Werner Muensterberger
Object number:
96-29-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7a2d75a37-8c7c-41fa-bd54-9f27e204d974
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-29-1

Ewuakpe I

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-11-27T17:39:06Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__uhbSqQBYb0

Global Religions of Africa Speaker. - Beyond Aesthetics: Reflection on the Art of Okuku Headdress

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-06T13:45:09Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gCVvFs-nVEI

Female figure

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 14.3 x 5.1 x 5.4 cm (5 5/8 x 2 x 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Owo, Nigeria
Date:
18th-early 20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allan Frumkin
Object number:
98-26-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b6ba04ad-ec4d-4388-b8d1-a0267585c94c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-26-4

Bracelet

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.8 x 8.9 x 8.6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys712b6d5d6-ca04-472d-afe9-330e582ba01b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-8

Figure of a king

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41 x 17.1 x 15.2 cm (16 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
male  Search this
sheep  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ac6cf3c4-f5ea-4a08-9f01-8a84d53c81c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-12

Figure of a musketeer

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.4 x 14 x 16.2 cm (20 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Benin kingdom, Nigeria
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys769e4132d-d8a1-42c0-b0e9-5bd856296199
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-15

Pendant

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.5 x 14.9 x 5.4 cm (6 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th to mid-17th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Adornment  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1979
Object number:
85-19-17
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70b711f25-fc66-4958-9748-de3d2071fe00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-17

Male figure

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.1 x 10.8 x 7.9 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1979
Object number:
85-19-21
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78f530b49-73f9-4cd6-8e7a-48a793e2fd0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-21

Pendant

Object Name:
uhunmwun ekhue
Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.6 x 14 x 7 cm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 18th to mid-19th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
mudfish  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-5
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Currents: Water in African Art
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e5bb18fe-b596-418a-978f-c5cdcb27ba0d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-5

Figure of a mudfish

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 x 5.1 x 15.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 x 6 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
mudfish  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-8
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Currents: Water in African Art
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ade35939-6ea8-4280-82cf-868de2fbf8d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-8

Pendant

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 15.2 x 6 cm (8 x 6 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
foreigner  Search this
horse  Search this
male  Search this
hand  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys766cfd2b2-b438-4ea7-beeb-501fc411bc01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-9

Hip ornament

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.9 x 22.9 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 9 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
15th-19th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Adornment  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70578d81b-270b-4b8e-9bdf-321c0e8551af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-6

Bracelet

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Brass sheet
Dimensions:
H x Dia: 13.5 x 18.2 cm (5 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
floral  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-146
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7836e8db2-99d9-46a0-8b3a-de89f35cbd08
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-146

Bracelet

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Brass sheet
Dimensions:
H x Dia: 13.2 x 8.6 cm (5 3/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
foreigner  Search this
Male use  Search this
cross  Search this
knot  Search this
male  Search this
floral  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-147
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys74b41e9cb-1a41-4676-8372-3948cba5038b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-147

Female figure

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 37 x 9.4 x 10.3 cm (14 9/16 x 3 11/16 x 4 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early 19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71e3724a0-9782-4dd3-abac-7f84a30c6beb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-3

Figure of a rooster

Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 55.9 x 18.4 x 46.4 cm (22 x 7 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
chicken  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-37
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing exhibition
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72407cd59-e91c-4bb0-b79b-e53fa491c54e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-37

Bracelet

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, gilt traces
Dimensions:
H x Dia: 13.3 x 9.4 cm (5 1/4 x 3 11/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
17th-18th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
foreigner  Search this
Male use  Search this
mudfish  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-79
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Currents: Water in African Art
On View:
NMAfA, Overlook Gallery (1136)
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e0944cc6-bce7-4c07-bf9f-30166f5af04a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-79

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