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Vernacular tradition of Cairene dwellings on St. George's street, Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"It is difficult to identify a unique contemporary Cairene vernacular tradition today. The massive migration from the rural areas to the cities of Egypt, particularly Cairo, has led to enormous changes on the urban scene. The most common form for these vernacular dwellings is the three- or four-storey apartment buildings on small lots with narrow street facades and little back and side setbacks. The narrow frontage condition allows for very few openings to the street, and on the upper levels, these openings take the form of narrow balconies cantilevering over the street to maximize contact with street life. Elaborate decorations and even paintings can sometimes be found on specific house walls, although in some instances these are temporary, as in murals in Egypt which celebrate -and announce- the return of an individual from the pilgrimage to the 'Holy Kaba' in Mecca." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. North Africa and Maghreb. Cambridge University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 883 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 1 73
Frame value is 7.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 883 EE 59
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
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  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 18498
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref10021

Vernacular tradition of Cairene dwellings on St. George's street, Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"It is difficult to identify a unique contemporary Cairene vernacular tradition today. The massive migration from the rural areas to the cities of Egypt, particularly Cairo, has led to enormous changes on the urban scene. The most common form for these vernacular dwellings is the three- or four-storey apartment buildings on small lots with narrow street facades and little back and side setbacks. The narrow frontage condition allows for very few openings to the street, and on the upper levels, these openings take the form of narrow balconies cantilevering over the street to maximize contact with street life. Elaborate decorations and even paintings can sometimes be found on specific house walls, although in some instances these are temporary, as in murals in Egypt which celebrate -and announce- the return of an individual from the pilgrimage to the 'Holy Kaba' in Mecca." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. North Africa and Maghreb. Cambridge University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 884 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 6.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 884 EE 59
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
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
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Pottery  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 18499
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref10023

Vernacular architecture

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
St. George's Street with pottery shop and Mecca pilgrimage paintings on house, Cairo, Egypt. The date on the slide is DEC 59.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 885 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 1 76
Frame value is 7.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 885 EE 59
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
Vernacular architecture  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 18500
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref10024

Vernacular architecture

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
St. George's Street with pottery shop and Mecca pilgrimage paintings on house, Cairo, Egypt. The date on the slide is DEC 59.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 886 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 1 76
Frame value is 2.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 886 EE 59
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
Vernacular architecture  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 18501
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref10025

Vernacular tradition of Cairene dwellings on St. George's street, Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"It is difficult to identify a unique contemporary Cairene vernacular tradition today. The massive migration from the rural areas to the cities of Egypt, particularly Cairo, has led to enormous changes on the urban scene. The most common form for these vernacular dwellings is the three- or four-storey apartment buildings on small lots with narrow street facades and little back and side setbacks. The narrow frontage condition allows for very few openings to the street, and on the upper levels, these openings take the form of narrow balconies cantilevering over the street to maximize contact with street life. Elaborate decorations and even paintings can sometimes be found on specific house walls, although in some instances these are temporary, as in murals in Egypt which celebrate -and announce- the return of an individual from the pilgrimage to the 'Holy Kaba' in Mecca." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. North Africa and Maghreb. Cambridge University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 887 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 1 76
Frame value is 3.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 887 EE 59
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
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Camels  Search this
Pottery  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 18502
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref10026

Ibis mummy and figure of Imhotep in the tombs of sacred animals, Ṣaqqārah, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Ibis mummy and figure of Imhotep, Egypt. The tombs which hold the Ibis run to many, many chambers - the numbers of birds found and still to be excavated has been estimated to run into many millions. Although the tombs in which these mummified birds reside has been known to explorers since the 18th Century it was not until 1966 that the catacomb of these birds was entered properly. The huge numbers of birds mummified and buried here dates back to the Ptolemaic Period, pilgrims came to Saqqara to leave offerings (in the form of ibis mummies) in honour of the 3rd Dynasty architect Imhotep (builder of the Step-Pyramid of Djoser), in the Late Period he was famed as a wise man, healer, 'First Chief one of the Ibis' and deified as the Greek god of Medicine Aesculapius. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Egypt in May 1967.
Local Numbers:
Y 6 EGY 2 EE 67
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. Y 6 EGY 2 EE 67
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
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Art objects  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 26333
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18719

Burial site of Merneptah in the Valley of the Kings, Necropolis of Thebes, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"In a departure from tradition, most kings of the 18th Dynasty were buried not in pyramid complexes but in tombs tunneled deep into the limestone cliffs flanking a wadi in Thebes known as the Valley of the Kings (Bībān al-Mulūk). Their mortuary temples were separate from the tombs and located on the plain. Royal tombs consisted of a series of passages leading via steps and ramps to a burial chamber housing the king's body in a stone sarcophagus." [Freed R.E., markowitz Y.J., D'auria S.H., 1999: Pharaohs of the Sun. Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen. Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown and Company]. "Ancient Thebes spanned the Nile River. The east bank is the site of modern Luxor and El Karnak, and was formerly the city of the living, with great temples and residences. On the west bank was the city of the dead, the "Necropolis of Thebes," containing the valleys of the royal tombs, royal mortuary temples, and the houses of priests and workers devoted to the dead." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Z 7 EGY 10 EE 47
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 16.
Slide No. Z 7 EGY 10 EE 47
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
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Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 EECL 26460
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18860

Burial site of Merneptah in the Valley of the Kings, Necropolis of Thebes, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"In a departure from tradition, most kings of the 18th Dynasty were buried not in pyramid complexes but in tombs tunneled deep into the limestone cliffs flanking a wadi in Thebes known as the Valley of the Kings (Bībān al-Mulūk). Their mortuary temples were separate from the tombs and located on the plain. Royal tombs consisted of a series of passages leading via steps and ramps to a burial chamber housing the king's body in a stone sarcophagus." [Freed R.E., markowitz Y.J., D'auria S.H., 1999: Pharaohs of the Sun. Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen. Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown and Company]. "Ancient Thebes spanned the Nile River. The east bank is the site of modern Luxor and El Karnak, and was formerly the city of the living, with great temples and residences. On the west bank was the city of the dead, the "Necropolis of Thebes," containing the valleys of the royal tombs, royal mortuary temples, and the houses of priests and workers devoted to the dead." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Z 7 EGY 10.1 EE 47
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. Z 7 EGY 10.1 EE 47
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
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Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 EECL 26461
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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-ref18861

Kanaga masqueraders during the Dama ceremony, near Sanga, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"The kanaga mask is part of a costume traditionally worn only for the dances of the Dama funerary ceremonies,and is accompanied by particular drum rythms from particular drums which generate specific dances. Only initiated, circumcised members of the all-male Awa secret society dance the kanaga." [Harris M., 1989: Visual tropes: The Kanaga Mask of the Dogon people of West Africa, Yale University]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
E 1 DGN 4.1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
12
Frame value is 6.
Slide No. E 1 DGN 4.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 3475
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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Dakpa woman and mural painting among the Dakpa people, Ubangi-Shari region, Central African Republic

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dakpa (African people)  Search this
Banda (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Central African Republic
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 3 ZAI 13 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Time Life Magazine no. 57938 1 01.
Frame value is 33.
Slide No. A 3 ZAI 13 EE 59
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  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 423
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20699

Dakpa woman and mural painting among the Dakpa people, Ubangi-Shari region, Central African Republic

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dakpa (African people)  Search this
Banda (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Central African Republic
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 3 ZAI 13.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Time Life Magazine no. 58482 60.
Frame value is 14.
Slide No. A 3 ZAI 13.1 EE 59
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  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 424
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Central African Republic
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20710

Dakpa woman and mural painting among the Dakpa people, Ubangi-Shari region, Central African Republic

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dakpa (African people)  Search this
Banda (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Central African Republic
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 3 ZAI 13.4 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Time Life Magazine no. 57938 1 01.
Frame value is 21.
Slide No. A 3 ZAI 13.4 EE 59
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  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 427
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Central African Republic
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Display of Yaka masks, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 9 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 14.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 9 EE 51
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:
Masks  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 4388
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20871

Display of Yaka masks, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 9.1 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 15.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 9.1 EE 51
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:
Masks  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 4389
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20872

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 24.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6895
See more items in:
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23653

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2.0.1 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 26.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2.0.1 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6896
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23654

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2.1 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 27.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2.1 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6897
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23655

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2.2 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 28.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2.2 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6898
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23656

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2.3 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 31.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2.3 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6899
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23657

Baule woodcarvers at work, Yagolikro village, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Baule (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and through the recognition of one's talent." [Boyer A-M., 1993: Art of Côte d'Ivoire. The Barbier-Mueller Museum]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BLE 2.3.1 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
23
Frame value is 29.
Slide No. H 2 BLE 2.3.1 EE 72
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:
Artists  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 6900
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23658

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