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Helmet mask

Object Name:
epa
elefon
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint, metal
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Ila-Orangun or Osi/ Efon Alaiye, Nigeria
Date:
19th-20th century
Topic:
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
79-16-41
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys79d87087d-8149-4e5e-b2cc-313c52b33550
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-16-41

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 12.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher and carver Lamidi Fakeye filming an Epa mask and houseposts of the University of Ibadan. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 14." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08418
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35496

Cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 14.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 14." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08419
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35497

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 13.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher and carver Lamidi Fakeye filming an Epa mask and houseposts of the University of Ibadan. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 13." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08420
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35498

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 22.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. EE. neg.no. IX-12, 22." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08421
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35499

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 16.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 16." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08422
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35500

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 17.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 17." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08423
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35501

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 18.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 18." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08424
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35502

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 20.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 20." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08425
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35503

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye. Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 23.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 23." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08426
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35504

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 24.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher filming carver Lamidi Fakeye with an Epa mask. (coll. Univ. of Ibadan). Westinghouse film. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 24." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08427
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35505

Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Eliot Elisofon and cameraman George Bracher filming renowned woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye standing by Epa headdress he carved. The headdress images a celebration of Iyabeji ('Mother of Twins'). "Epa and Elefon festivals are held throughout northern and southern Ekiti towns. Both terms vary regionally but they always refer to the same festival phenomenon - the celebration of social roles upon which the life of a Yoruba town depends. While an Epa carving may be placed on a shrine throughout most of the year receiving annual offerings and prayers from the elders of the house in which he resides, only when it 'comes out' does it, from a Yoruba pont of view, become 'complete' as a work of art, achieving that for which it was created." [Drewal H. J., Pemberton J. III, Rowland Abiodun, 1989: Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought; The Carvers of the Northeast. Harry N. Abrams Inc.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-12, 21.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "Z 2 Yrb. Yoruba. Nigeria, Ibadan. Elisofon, cameraman Georges Bracher and carver Lamidi Fakeye filming an Epa mask. (coll. University of Ibadan). 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. IX-12, 21." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08630
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35708

Aesthetic, form and significance of Yoruba woodcarving / Adérónké Adésolá Adésanya

Author:
Adésànyà, Adérónké Adésolá  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Shango (Yoruba deity)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Art
Place:
Nigeria, Western
Date:
2011
Topic:
Aesthetics, Yoruba  Search this
Orishas  Search this
Sculpture, Yoruba--Religious aspects  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Esu (Legendary character)--Art  Search this
Yoruba divination objects  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Ogboni (Cult)  Search this
Yoruba masquerades  Search this
Epa (Masquerade)  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Call number:
NK9789,6,N52 I523 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010938

Boys in school at Elefon, Sudan

Photographer:
Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Patterson, M. Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black and white)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1932
General:
Original number: M VI 29
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. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Elefon  Search this
Sudan  Search this
Collection Citation:
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-009, Item EEPA 1985-009-0105
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection / Photographs / 1.7: Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-009-ref817

Epa / elefon headdress with warrior (orangún), ca. 1920s / Henry John Drewal

Author:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bamgboye of Odo-Owa 1888-1975  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ekiti
Date:
2018
Topic:
Epa masks (Costume)  Search this
Masks, Yoruba  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .N49 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092682

Epa/Elefon masquerades

Author:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1980
Topic:
Epa helmet masks  Search this
Call number:
NB1255.N5 D77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749739

Yoruba

Author:
Roy, Christopher D  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1985
Topic:
Sculpture, Yoruba  Search this
Elefon (Masquerade)  Search this
Ijebu Yoruba bronze bells (Idiophones).)  Search this
Oshe Shango  Search this
Edan  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .R88a 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752536

The African collection

Author:
Bradley, Douglas E  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Snite Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Indiana
Notre Dame
Date:
1985
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
African art collections  Search this
Call number:
E59.A7 B82 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_770519

Behold the mask : a Yoruba scholar's experience

Author:
Lawal, Babatunde 1942-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2002
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Gelede masquerades  Search this
Elefon (Masquerade)  Search this
Yoruba masquerades  Search this
Call number:
GT1748.A35 H47 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786524

Epa masks from the Yoruba people

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2002
Topic:
Epa  Search this
Elefon (Masquerade)  Search this
Call number:
GT1748.A35 H47 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786535

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