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Bini Tribe Ceremonial Song of Obba's Wives and Obba/Battle S

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Track Information:
101 Bini Tribe Ceremonial Song of Obba's Wives and Obba.

201 Battle S.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0544

Victor.88
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Victor
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0544
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55db7a624-13d7-46d9-98a8-2b95f410afba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21897

Royal Benin art in the collection of the National Museum of African Art / Bryna Freyer

Author:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Freyer, Bryna 1949-  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Benin
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Art, Bini  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N52 B456 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319719

An introduction to Benin art and technology, by Philip J. C. Dark

Author:
Dark, Philip J. C (Philip John Crosskey) 1918-2008  Search this
Physical description:
114, 80 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Benin
Date:
1973
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, Bini  Search this
Art, Beninese  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 D37X
N7399.N5 D37X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37702

Bénin, trésor royal : collection du Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienne / Armand Duchàteau ; [exposition, Paris, Musée Dapper, 26 avril-23 septembre 1990]

Author:
Duchâteau, Armand  Search this
Musée Dapper (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Benin
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art, Bini  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 B46 1990
N7399.N5B46 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404203

Chief S.O. Alonge photographic collection

Photographer:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994  Search this
Names:
Alexandra, Princess, 1936- (granddaughter of George V, King of Great Britain)  Search this
Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, II, 1926-  Search this
Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
100 Photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 Photographic albums
1800 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Container:
Item EEPA.2009-007
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographic albums
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1926-1989
Summary:
The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement of negatives reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994) was the first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin and one of the premier photographers of Nigeria. His significance as one of the earliest indigenous photographers in West Africa has been documented in detail by anthropologist Flora Kaplan. Alonge learned the craft of photography as a youth in Lagos during the 1920s and saw his profession as an honorable and distinguished calling. He clearly demonstrated an inclusive documentary perspective in his efforts to photograph many aspects of the world around him. In 1942, Alonge established the Ideal Photography Studio in Benin City and documented colonial society, the establishment of churches and businesses, and the formation of new civic organizations and social groups like the Benin Social Club (1940s). As a commercial photographer, Alonge photographed individual and group portraits, preserving a visual record of the everyday lives and peoples of Benin City. Alonge's studio portraits illustrate how local Africans presented themselves to the camera and engaged with the practice of photography during the early to mid-twentieth century.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
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.
Topic:
Diplomats  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Coronations  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Citation:
Chief S.O. Alonge Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2009-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73069d306-4e02-4ce9-b9ac-089366cb9a57
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2009-007

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster modelling wax over a clay core. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 16.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 1 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6935
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo797813524-e13f-404b-be64-1d7de8d06450
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23697

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster modelling wax over a clay core. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 2 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6936
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a71155e0-d953-41ee-a4c2-7e946867769b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23698

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster modelling wax over a clay core. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 2.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 19.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 2.1 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6937
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7af4e7551-2a79-47dc-a755-b56b3f2f45ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23699

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster modelling wax over a clay core. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 3 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 20.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 3 EE 71
Other relationship:
Elisofon, Eliot Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria, 1971
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6938
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo747f9ef09-7e09-46d2-b8e6-fb836fb5920e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23700

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster removing a bronze head from its mold. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 3.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 25.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 3.1 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6939
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7da73d272-6eb2-480e-ae5b-eb95a4ea4ebd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23701

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster removing a bronze head from its mold. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 4 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 24.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 4 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6940
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76cef17c4-f8d0-4aa3-a5fe-bab2d6be221b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23702

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster removing a bronze head from its mold. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 5 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 23.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 5 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6941
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70ca752c9-90b5-48a8-a6d7-51896fa3bca4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23703

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster removing a bronze head from its mold. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 6 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 22.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 6 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6942
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bdfe13c2-ddac-4809-bd54-d5669d6ae599
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23704

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster removing a bronze head from its mold. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 BNI 7 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 21.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 7 EE 71
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6943
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo779cfdf8f-1a3a-489d-86fc-a97ea2c722f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23706

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Eweka II (reigned 1914-1933). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 1 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 16.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7576
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo709811786-c9e6-48cb-bc96-b287fc4a7979
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24409

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Eweka II (reigned 1914-1933). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 1.2 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7577
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ac209403-7150-4d32-9f03-f330230e0d2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24410

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Eweka II (reigned 1914-1933). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
I 2 BNN 1.3 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 18.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7578
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77fe2dc4d-5790-46f8-b3d5-a1d89a7be558
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24411

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. 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:
I 2 BNN 2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
58482 83
Frame value is 31.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 2 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7579
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f7c7ddf3-3898-4b9b-8d06-f5628176daaa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24412

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. 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:
I 2 BNN 2.01 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 2.01 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7580
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c3822417-02c6-4fcc-886e-359ff2abc7b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24413

Ancestral shrine, House of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914, the new Oba, Eweka II (d. 1933), commissioned heads and other objects for an altar dedicated to his father, Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-97; d.1914)." [Freyer Br., 1987: Royal Benin Art. Smithsonian Institution Press]. "Benin City and the palace of the Oba are marked out by shrines which articulate the role and traditions of the Oba and his predecessors as rulers of the city and the kingdom. Throughout the city there are also domestic shrines, found in many households despite the active proselytizing of Christianity in all its forms during this century." [Gore Ch., 1998: Ritual, Performance and Media in Urban Contemporary Shrine Configurations in Benin City, Nigeria; Ritual, Performance, Media. pp.66-84. Routledge]. 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:
I 2 BNN 2.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
58482 83
Frame value is 30.
Slide No. I 2 BNN 2.1 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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Ivory  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 7581
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bd50cf89-9c07-4181-a349-508038db2c9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24414

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