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Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.8 x 3.8 x 7.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 3 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
porcupine  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip L. Ravenhill in memory of Sylvia H. Williams
Object number:
96-42-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ys77d9ff226-49c1-40ed-a351-109393f2ff3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-42-3

Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.0 x 2.3 x 2.5 cm (1 9/16 x 7/8 x 1 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
18th-late 19th century
Topic:
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia E. Gubernick
Object number:
70-20-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ys794857346-d8ec-47f5-80ae-5f2d473fca17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_70-20-8

Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.2 x 1.9 x 3.1 cm (1 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
18th-late 19th century
Topic:
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bevill, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bresler and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schulman
Object number:
75-22-147
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ys715684e97-15c5-4050-92df-9b74e756021e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-22-147

Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.4 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm (15/16 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
18th-late 19th century
Topic:
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bevill, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bresler and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schulman
Object number:
75-22-157
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/ys770db77de-2e83-4bc1-96f9-eb8e4cc17298
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-22-157

Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.6 x 8.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
17th-early 18th century
Topic:
fish  Search this
sun  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bevill, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bresler and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schulman
Object number:
75-22-327
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7744c6978-0db1-4435-bda2-f5232e6b85b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-22-327

Apron

Object Name:
jocolo
Maker:
Ndebele artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, cloth, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 63.5 x 51 cm (25 x 20 1/16 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Adornment  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chaim Gross
Object number:
83-12-11
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/ys7a1d32ac9-460e-411d-8b91-eb475421faf2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-12-11

Wrapper

Object Name:
akunintam (cloth of the great)
Maker:
Fante artist  Search this
Medium:
Mill-woven wool, embroidery thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 198.7 x 304.2 cm (78 1/4 x 119 3/4 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
elephant  Search this
fish  Search this
bird  Search this
crocodile  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
chameleon  Search this
weapon  Search this
furniture  Search this
snail  Search this
spider  Search this
crab  Search this
tree  Search this
Male use  Search this
crescent  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
floral  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
84-6-10
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/ys78efcce0d-ed12-4784-bc28-fe9f94697da5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_84-6-10

Hat

Maker:
Topotha artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, plant fiber, human hair
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.5 x 17.9 x 23.2 cm (6 1/8 x 7 1/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
South Sudan
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition funds donated by the Friends of the National Museum of African Art
Object number:
84-6-8
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/ys712d8e902-95b5-4985-9725-ae9b1eb2576d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_84-6-8

Necklace ensemble

Maker:
Maasai artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, metal, leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40.9 x 40 x 1.9 cm (16 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 3/4 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Dakawa, Tanzania
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
85-14-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ys70760af4b-42c7-46c5-bbb1-33bdceb4e166
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-14-1

Ear ornaments

Maker:
Maasai artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, metal, leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.1 x 6 x 1.5 cm (9 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 9/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
85-14-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ys7ff6cb3c2-dc0b-4449-bf1c-b7d503d72999
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-14-3

Male figure

Maker:
Bamum artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 160 x 39.4 x 36.8 cm (63 x 15 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Fumban, Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
leopard  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
spider  Search this
frog  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Evelyn A.J. Hall and John A. Friede
Object number:
85-8-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing 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/ys7fb84cf0e-cc5a-4e38-be78-c1a24cf79420
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-8-1

Asafo flag

Object Name:
frankaa
Maker:
Kweku Kakanu, born ca. 1910  Search this
Fante artist  Search this
Medium:
Commercial cotton cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 108 x 152.4 cm (42 1/2 x 60 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Mankessim, Ghana
Date:
ca. 1935
Topic:
fish  Search this
crocodile  Search this
chicken  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
88-10-1
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/ys7bba17162-faf3-4702-9aba-d1802e269422
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_88-10-1

Asafo flag

Maker:
Fante artist  Search this
Medium:
Cloth, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 162.6 x 111.8 cm (64 x 44 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
ca. 1910
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
88-9-1
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/ys76f78d8bb-d562-461b-812e-20bf0f5f7b82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_88-9-1

Crest mask

Maker:
Bamum artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, horn, plant fiber, spider silk
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 76 x 46 x 41 cm (29 15/16 x 18 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Manje Nkoutou village, Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
spider  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-95
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70bc08497-f167-4767-9d73-88097456f738
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-95

La Croisière Noire Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)

Photographer:
Poirier, Léon  Search this
Specht, Georges  Search this
Creator:
Expédition Citroën Centre-Afrique (1924-1925)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Orientale Province -- Niangara
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Printed recto caption reads: "La Croisière Noire / Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)." Translated postcard caption reads: "The Black Cruise / Wife of a Mangbetu chief."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Expèdition Citroen - Centre Afrique / Deuxième Mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil." Translated additional text reads: "Citroen expedition - Central Africa. Second mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil."
Item published with the following caption: "Mangbetu woman Nobosodrou, wife of Mangbetu king Touba, Niangara, Belgian Congo." Photograph by Léon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925.
Items EEPA CG-20-75 and EEPA CG-20-76 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-75
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 1999-140017
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2473

La Croisière Noire Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)

Photographer:
Poirier, Léon  Search this
Specht, Georges  Search this
Creator:
Expédition Citroën Centre-Afrique (1924-1925)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Orientale Province -- Niangara
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Nobosodrou, a Mangbetu woman in the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Photograph by Leon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Printed recto caption reads: "La Croisière Noire / Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)." Translated postcard caption reads: "The Black Cruise / Wife of a Mangbetu chief."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Expèdition Citroen - Centre Afrique / Deuxième Mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil." Translated additional text reads: "Citroen expedition - Central Africa. Second mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil."
Item EEPA CG-20-75 published with the following caption: "Mangbetu woman Nobosodrou, wife of Mangbetu king Touba, Niangara, Belgian Congo." Photograph by Léon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925.
Items EEPA CG-20-75 and EEPA CG-20-76 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-76
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1021
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2951

African photographer Frederick Grant and registering copyright in 1884 / Christraud M. Geary

Author:
Geary, Christraud M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Frederick approximately 1850-  Search this
Kirby, Brandon  Search this
Kwaku Dua II Asantehene -1884  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2018
19th century
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Copyright--Photographs  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Call number:
N7399.G5 P57 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103778

Christraud M. Geary photographs of Cameroon

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Extent:
3,808 Slides ((16 v.), color)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Cameroon
Date:
1969-1984
Summary:
Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during five research trips to Cameroon in 1969, 1970-71, 1977, 1978 and 1983-84.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in cultural anthropology and African studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of Cameroon, EEPA 1993-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-001
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of Cameroon
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1993-001

Christraud M. Geary photographs of Mali and Senegal

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Extent:
363 slides (photographs) (1 binder, color, 35 mm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Volume 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Place:
Mali
Africa
Senegal
Date:
1998
Summary:
Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Mali and Senegal in 1998.
Biographical/Historical note:
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in cultural anthropology and African studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-009
See more items in:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of Mali and Senegal
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1999-009

Memorial figure of a queen mother : Kom kingdom, Cameroon, mid-19th century

Author:
Geary, Christraud M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1996
Topic:
Kom queen mothers  Search this
Kom female figures (Representations)  Search this
Sculpture, Kom  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .A245 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_832750

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