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Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 32.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 32." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05877
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a5bc23cc-913c-4797-90db-2608ad9c2a9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32957

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 33.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 33." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Lions  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05878
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73e5ef257-2ea1-43aa-bfc6-6878db10de40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32958

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 34.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 34." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05879
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7042c63d5-17b1-4449-ad1c-f92914358258
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32959

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 35.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 35." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Cats  Search this
Animals in art -- Crabs  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05880
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo781ac9c5e-05a8-449d-8a00-7ce3ea4a855c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32960

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 36.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 36." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Cats  Search this
Animals in art -- Crabs  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05881
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e967b45a-6c63-446f-95a6-f21b29bf8dc1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32961

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-14, 37.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-14, 37." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Cats  Search this
Animals in art -- Crabs  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05882
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76471c9cb-7bbe-4f80-a8a7-fe6a164cd03f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32962

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 25A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 25A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Lions  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05885
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75eb2d951-cf09-4b2a-81eb-95b9fad4687c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32965

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 26A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 26A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05886
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76c04260c-c1a1-418c-b725-aaffa768155d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32966

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 27A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 27A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05887
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f9a63e32-7d20-4fe8-aa0d-8a1ca7265765
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32967

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 28A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 28A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05888
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c65470ce-c650-4124-b411-8799d10c1c88
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32968

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 29A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 29A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05889
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b8a49dcb-2043-4dc8-8469-e8752c047399
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32969

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
T 2 ASH 1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 36.
Slide No. T 2 ASH 1 EE 70
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 16545
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7befe1f9d-f1aa-437c-a89b-e027aae93ba0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7851

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
T 2 ASH 1.1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 34.
Slide No. T 2 ASH 1.1 EE 70
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:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Animals in art -- Crabs  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Cats  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 16590
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70c0fea1e-8118-4df3-8023-f5487d00f06f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7902

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 31A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 31A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05890
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70012ab3b-3f94-4e58-b2cb-2baa48dc2283
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32970

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 32A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 32A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05891
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73268382e-8f1d-4891-a092-5988680834ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32971

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 33A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 33A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05892
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e6c5562d-7ebe-4571-9a48-c22988be030f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32972

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-V-16, 34A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Ash. Ashanti. Ghana, Kumasi area. Building with polychrome decorations. 7/1970. EE. neg.no. V-16, 34A." 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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Turtles  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 05893
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78497e435-e988-4c6c-9778-e60c0c72bb32
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32973

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
T 2 ASH 1.2 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 32.
Slide No. T 2 ASH 1.2 EE 70
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 16546
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e7a445b3-179f-4064-8de4-cbaf57da356b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7852

Bas-relief sculpture adorning small building, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Clearly it is important for many Asante artefacts and images to be witty: to express certain truisms concisely and pleasingly. Many of these images are thus absorbed into a wider system of debate and discourse: they suggest ideas about ideal forms of relationship and, by their public appearance, serve to keep these to the forefront of Asante consciousness. Today, the favoured image depicting a crocodile with a mudfish in its mouth has a range of proverbial meanings which turn upon problems of weak and strong living together. For gods the image is doubly appropriate: the power of god to man is likened to that of crocodile to mudfish, while the god's power to exist independently but also to enter partially the world of man is paralleled by the crocodile's amphibious abilities." [McLeod M.D., 1981: The Asante. British Museum Publications Ltd]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
T 2 ASH 1.3 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
D9
Frame value is 33.
Slide No. T 2 ASH 1.3 EE 70
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Animals in art -- Fishes  Search this
Animals in art -- Roosters  Search this
Animals in art -- Sankofa birds  Search this
Animals in art -- Lizards  Search this
Animals in art -- Elephants  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 16547
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo758489837-d09f-4deb-a4aa-43083775cd08
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7854

Cast Of Bas-Relief

Donor Name:
Mrs. Pauline P. Lapidge  Search this
Culture:
Greek  Search this
Object Type:
Relief
Place:
Not Given
Accession Date:
1910
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
051104
USNM Number:
A258833-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ccf8a52c-41d0-425e-ba67-3a31b519448c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8068077

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