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Exhibition guide to National Museum Benin exhibition co-ordinator, Yusuf Abdallah Usman ; exhibition director, Odey Peter Agu

Host institution:
National Museum (Benin City, Nigeria)  Search this
Coordinator:
Usman, Yusuf Abdallah  Search this
Curator:
Agu, Odey Peter  Search this
Publisher:
Nigeria National Commission for Museums and Monuments  Search this
Subject:
National Museum (Benin City, Nigeria)  Search this
Physical description:
26 pages illustrations (some color), map, portraits 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Guidebooks
Place:
Nigeria
Benin
Date:
2017
Topic:
Art, Nigerian  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102465

Pendant

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.2 × 14 × 5.1 cm (6 3/8 × 5 1/2 × 2 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th to mid-17th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Adornment  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Object number:
2-2022-4
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/ys70b711f25-fc66-4958-9748-de3d2071fe00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2-2022-4
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Fragile legacies : the photographs of Solomon Osagie Alonge / Amy J. Staples, Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, and Bryna M. Freyer

Author:
Staples, Amy J. 1958-  Search this
Author:
Kaplan, Flora S.  Search this
Freyer, Bryna 1949-  Search this
Host institution:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Nigeria National Commission for Museums and Monuments  Search this
Subject:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie 1911-1994  Search this
Physical description:
210 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Bini (African people)  Search this
Photographers  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080216

Bell

Object Name:
erowo
Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.6 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm (8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
mask  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1979
Object number:
85-19-22
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/ys78aa123f1-7398-4dc8-87d3-d49ac0f17cd9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-22
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John Outterbridge's African-American Art History Notes

Collection Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Outterbridge papers
John Outterbridge papers / Series 3: Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974b19c39-bd2e-414f-a394-fd15315ac3e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-outtjohn-ref195
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Vincent Smith's Autobiographical Notes

Collection Creator:
Patton, Sharon F.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith, 1968-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith / Series 3: Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989054ace-bade-49cc-83cf-a334f5c06951
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitvinc-ref16
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Oba Market Road, , Ewere Festival, Benin, Nigeria

Collection Photographer:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details. Items 1234-1256 restricted. Available to view onsite only.
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.
Collection Citation:
Barbara Blackmun Collection, EEPA 2016-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-012, Item EEPA 2016-012-1166
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Barbara Blackmun Collection
Barbara Blackmun Collection / Series 3: Ceremonies and Festivals / Ewere Festival, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b4de6cc3-114a-43a5-b569-e685e0cd1945
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-012-ref3015

Oba Market Road, , Ewere Festival, Benin, Nigeria

Collection Photographer:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details. Items 1234-1256 restricted. Available to view onsite only.
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.
Collection Citation:
Barbara Blackmun Collection, EEPA 2016-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-012, Item EEPA 2016-012-1169
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Barbara Blackmun Collection / Series 3: Ceremonies and Festivals / Ewere Festival, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7fb59eb6c-cef1-4e9e-a525-cf10a06d6732
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-012-ref3018

Oba Market Road, , Ewere Festival, Benin, Nigeria

Collection Photographer:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details. Items 1234-1256 restricted. Available to view onsite only.
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.
Collection Citation:
Barbara Blackmun Collection, EEPA 2016-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-012, Item EEPA 2016-012-1172
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Barbara Blackmun Collection
Barbara Blackmun Collection / Series 3: Ceremonies and Festivals / Ewere Festival, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bb62ecc0-a132-49f6-bd1f-7a9f91b9e530
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-012-ref3021

Flutes (Okos), Benin Museum, Benin, Nigeria

Collection Photographer:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1981-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details. Items 1234-1256 restricted. Available to view onsite only.
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:
Art, African  Search this
Collection Citation:
Barbara Blackmun Collection, EEPA 2016-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Barbara Blackmun Collection
Barbara Blackmun Collection / Series 1: Museum Objects
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7620f654c-b2f7-42ab-906f-b401b51e5343
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-012-ref4585

Jean Borgatti Collection

Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Extent:
3617 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 Contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 Cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Negatives (photographic)
Notebooks
Cassette tapes
Film reels
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1971-2003
Summary:
Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.
Scope and Contents:
Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and is comprised of 3,617 slides, 3,625 negatives, 4 negative books, contact prints, an audio cassette, 25 Super 8 film reels, and 23,425 digtial images. The materials primarily document the Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

Much of the collection depicts masquerades, festivals, and ceremonies, including the Aimhi masquerade, Akpele masquerade, Egbemamu masquerade, Egede masquerade, Egu (Egungun) Akachi masquerade, Ekpenike masquerade, Ekuede masquerade, Erelue Masquerade, Gelede performance, Idu masquerade, Igbagu masquerade, Igo masquerade, Igugu Festival, Ihuen Festival, Iyabana night masquerade, Obanagbedor masquerade, Obonodike masquerade, Ogabadi masquerade, Ogumogu performances, Okwema masquerade, Olimi Festival, Omese masquerade, Opha procession, Otsa masquerade, Otuo masquerade, Ugwonor masquerade, Ukpokolo masquerade, and Wanyoke masquerade. There are also images of title-taking ceremonies and paraphernalia, and shrines, including the Aziza, Ikumuku, Ituke, Okailopokai, Oshun, Ugbe Ebo forest shrines.

Images were taken primarily in Nigeria, including in Lagos, Ibadan, Benin City, Auchi, Owan, Ibadan, Idah, Oshogbo, Otukpo, Gombe state, Bauchi State, Benue Plateau State, Ugboha, Akoko-Edo, Ouidah, Bida, and Kano. Borgatti also photographed the Kumase area and Capecoast in Ghana.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 4 series by format. Series 1, 2 and 4 are arranged chronologically and Series 3 is arranged alphabetically.

Series 1: Field Slides, 1971-2003

Series 2: Negatives, 1971-circa 1979

Series 3: Audio and Film Reels, circa 1970s-1982

Series 4: Digital Files, circa 1971-2015
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and photographer Jean Borgatti's research focuses on cross cultural concepts of art and aesthetics, masquerades and festivals, portraiture, the Black Atlantic, and the continuities and discontinuities in African, African Diaspora, Oceanic and Native American art. An active photographer since at least 1971, she has worked primarily in Benin City, Nigeria and areas in northern Edo State, photographing the Okpella people and other Edo North groups.

Borgatti received her B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College (1966) and both her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History from UCLA. Since then, she has received fellowships, grants, and awards for research including a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1979-1980), a Sainsbury Institute Fellowship at the University of East Anglia (2005), and two Fulbright fellowships (2002-2004, 2014-2016) for lecturing and conducting research in Nigeria. She was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (2014) for her contributions to the field. She taught African and Native American Art History at Clark University for twenty years and has continued her affiliation with Clark as a visiting scholar and research fellow. Additionally, Borgatti has been a visiting scholar of art history and African studies at Boston University (2010-2016).

Borgatti has curated a number of exhibitions, including From the Hands of Lawrence Ajanaku (Museum of Cultural History Gallery UCLA and the African American Institute New York, 1979); Likeness and Beyond: Portraits in Africa and the World (with Richard Brilliant and Alan Wardwell), Center for African Art, New York, and the Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, 1990); Global Africa: Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art, 2014-2017, and several museum shows in which African works were placed "in conversation" or "face to face" with works from Asia, Europe, and America throughout the Fitchburg Art Museum (2011-2012). Borgatti has published more than twenty articles on African art with such varied topics as masquerades in Edo North (Nigeria), portraiture in world art, the art market, and individual African artists.

Dr. Borgatti is a consulting curator on African and Oceanic Art at the Fitchburg Art Museum (Massachusetts, 2010-present) and a Professor of Art History, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin (Nigeria, 2013-2017).
Provenance:
Donated by Jean Borgatti in 2016.
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.

Collection contains images of art and museum objects and exhibitions with copyright restrictions.
Topic:
Ekperi (African people)  Search this
Urhobo (African people)  Search this
Ghana  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Citation:
Jean Borgatti Collection, EEPA 2016-007, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-007
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Jean Borgatti Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cd1b395d-e452-4ecd-b5e2-b5c021e807c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-007
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Masqueraders and Crowd, Children's Masquerade Near Benin City, Auchi Road, Benin, Nigeria

Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1972
General:
Original Roll/Frame Number: 72.09 / 7
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.

Collection contains images of art and museum objects and exhibitions with copyright restrictions.
Topic:
Ekperi (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Jean Borgatti Collection, EEPA 2016-007, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-007, Item EEPA 2016-007-0445
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Jean Borgatti Collection
Jean Borgatti Collection / Series 1: Field Slides / 1.2: Field Slides / Masks and Regalia, Aigyere, Iviabua, Azukhala, and Okpella
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77e781a5d-4600-4b95-a80d-c989d722e9f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-007-ref2519

Elegba Shrine, Road to Abomey, Dahomey, Republic of Benin

Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1973
General:
Original Roll/Frame Number: 73.16. / 11
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.

Collection contains images of art and museum objects and exhibitions with copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Jean Borgatti Collection, EEPA 2016-007, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-007, Item EEPA 2016-007-2079
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Jean Borgatti Collection
Jean Borgatti Collection / Series 1: Field Slides / 1.3: Field Slides / Elegba Shrine, Road to Abomey, Dahomey, Republic of Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70a4d18a5-be57-4e67-a9b1-662035bcd134
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-007-ref4676

Cement Sculpture of Two Seated Figures, Near Ouidah, Dahomey, Republic of Benin

Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1973
General:
Original Roll/Frame Number: 73.16. / 19
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.

Collection contains images of art and museum objects and exhibitions with copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Jean Borgatti Collection, EEPA 2016-007, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-007, Item EEPA 2016-007-2086
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Jean Borgatti Collection
Jean Borgatti Collection / Series 1: Field Slides / 1.3: Field Slides
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72b61491a-f435-4895-b04c-613fe3febae2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-007-ref4683

Shrine Sculpture, Ouidah Museum, Ouidah, Dahomey, Republic of Benin

Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Borgatti, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1973
General:
Original Roll/Frame Number: 73.16. / 21
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.

Collection contains images of art and museum objects and exhibitions with copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Jean Borgatti Collection, EEPA 2016-007, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-007, Item EEPA 2016-007-2088
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Jean Borgatti Collection
Jean Borgatti Collection / Series 1: Field Slides / 1.3: Field Slides
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo759db4931-4df8-4d62-b47c-c19129a9b1b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2016-007-ref4685

Ancestral Shrine, Royal Palace, Benin City, Nigeria

Extent:
1 Albumen print (cabinet card, black and white, 12.7 x 17.8 cm. (5 x 7 inches) (without mount))
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Cabinet photographs
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Benin (Nigeria)
Date:
1891 May
Summary:
One cabinet card with an albumen photographic print by Cyril Punch of a Benin altar with two bronze heads supporting ivory tusks and framing a group of brass statues and bells, an inscription on the frame reading, "Juju altar, Benin City, May 1891.
Scope and Contents:
A handwritten title on this albumen photograph reads: "Juju altar. Kings compound Benin City May 1891." This cabinet card is considered the earliest known photograph of a Benin altar and the only one known to exist prior to the British invasion of Benin in 1897. It shows the configuration of carved ivory tusks, commemorative heads, bells, a king figure with an eben (sword), and smaller bronze figures. The photograph was taken by Cyril Punch in 1891.
Biographical / Historical:
Cyril Punch was a British merchant who lived in the late 1800s and who often traded between Lagos and Benin.
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:
Albumen prints
Cabinet photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-014
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Ancestral Shrine, Royal Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo761bce9b5-b79c-4d88-ac4f-5db9047725c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1993-014
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Commemorative trophy head

Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.9 × 16.2 × 19.4 cm (8 5/8 × 6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
Late 15th-early 16th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
foreigner  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Object number:
2-2022-1
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/ys71e1c3cda-0eda-42d9-9f04-3944c5999481
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2-2022-1

Plaque

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 45.6 x 35 x 8.9 cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th to 17th century
Topic:
foreigner  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Object number:
2-2022-2
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/ys74c15920c-e715-46d7-bf3d-99dd20bbe148
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2-2022-2

Tusk

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x Diameter: 189.2 x 12.1 cm (74 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
crocodile  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
foreigner  Search this
weapon  Search this
mudfish  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Object number:
2-2022-5
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/ys7c943111c-fe53-4174-8575-5f47330149ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2-2022-5
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Female figure

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.8 × 9.5 × 8.9 cm (14 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early 19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Object number:
2-2022-6
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/ys71e3724a0-9782-4dd3-abac-7f84a30c6beb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2-2022-6
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