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Female figure

Object Name:
sika blawa
Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, gold leaf, glass beads, cloth, fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.5 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm (10 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Vallée du Bandama or Lacs District, Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Late 19th to early 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2001-9-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7700fcbbc-db4a-418c-9e7d-5402ee75d450
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2001-9-1
Online Media:

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
A picture of a Limba girl at Bafodia that has [been] circumcised but not yet "washed". Notice her dress and body scarification. Taken on a trip to visit Simon Ottenberg in Bafodia, April 26-27, 1980. The date on the slide is JUL 80.
Local Numbers:
SL-25-16

D 2 SIL 25.16 CDC 80
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 marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo782c10425-0b9e-4618-a980-8e1bd65873ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2532

Peace Corps Volunteers collection

Names:
Peace Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Ballendorf, Dirk  Search this
Riesenberg, Saul H.  Search this
Viola, Herman J. (1938-)  Search this
Extent:
25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Manuscripts
Letters
Photographs
Printed material
Processed materials
Audiotapes
Administrative records
Place:
Costa Rica
Oman
Dahomey
Swaziland
Tanzania
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Togo
Upper Volta
El Salvador
Turkey
Ethiopia
Tunisia
Gabon
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Thailand
Honduras
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Jamaica
Iran
Indonesia
Korea
Malaysia
Malawi
Liberia
Marshall Islands
Ceylon
Ivory Coast
Morocco
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Nepal
Niger
Brazil
Botswana
Bolivia
Nigeria
Afghanistan
Micronesia
Antigua
Pakistan
Philippines
Peru
Panama
China
Somalia
Sierra Leone
Senegal
Colombia
India
Chad
Chile
Date:
1920-1984
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes contributions from 101 former volunteers or administrators who served in such countries and regions as Afghanistan, Antigua, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dahomey, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland,Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Upper Volta.

The volunteers were involved in diverse assignments such as education, community development, agriculture, health work, and service through such special skills as art, surveying, mechanics, and photography. Two additional collections are including materials of missionaries that were offered to the archives as the result of the program to collect Peace Corps materials. Included are diaries, correspondence, writings, printed and processed material, sound recordings, and administrative materials. There are also photographic materials that show such subjects as traditional and modern agriculture, architecture, body scarification, ceremonies, dance, dress, fishing, food preparation and other domestic activities, industry, medicine, and transportation.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
Arranged numerically, with indexes based upon creator names and subject of materials.
Historical note:
In 1975, Herman Joseph Viola, the director of the National Anthropological Archives; Saul Herbert Riesenberg, the curator for Oceania Ethnology in the Smithsonianʹs Department of Anthropology; and Dirk Ballendorf, assistant chief of programs and training for Peace Corps operations in North Africa, the Near East, Asia, and the Pacific, worked out a program whereby the archives would collect materials of former Peace Corps volunteers. In addition to photographic and other materials of potential use to many researchers, the collection was intended to document the impact of the volunteers on host countries and the experiences of the volunteers in working in foreign cultures.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. In some cases, copyright or literary property rights have been retained by the donor.
Topic:
Cookery  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Industry  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Body scarification  Search this
Dress  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Manuscripts
Letters
Photographs
Printed material
Processed materials
Audiotapes
Administrative records
Citation:
Peace Corps Volunteers collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1975-43
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36b879838-37b2-42bc-be41-d91ace56fcd9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1975-43

Young Wodaabe man, Abouza, Zinder-Tanout region, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bororo (African people)  Search this
Wodaabe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In central Niger, between the great Sahara Desert and the Grasslands, lies an immense steppe in which the Wodaabe, commonly called Bororo, are virtually the only Fulbe group that has preserved the ancient nomadic tradition." [Beckwith/Van Offelen, 1983: Nomads of Niger. Harry N. Abrams]. The photograph depicts young man with facial and body scarifications. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IV-6, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 1 Brr. Bororo. Niger, Zinder-Tanout, Abouza. Young man with facial and body tattoos. 6/1970. EE. neg.no. IV-6, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01244
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77cc5eb75-89c8-4f90-9317-26d1e30da5aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28337

Young Wodaabe man, Abouza, Zinder-Tanout region, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bororo (African people)  Search this
Wodaabe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In central Niger, between the great Sahara Desert and the Grasslands, lies an immense steppe in which the Wodaabe, commonly called Bororo, are virtually the only Fulbe group that has preserved the ancient nomadic tradition." [Beckwith/Van Offelen, 1983: Nomads of Niger. Harry N. Abrams]. The photograph depicts young man with facial and body scarifications. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IV-6, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 1 Brr. Bororo. Niger, Zinder-Tanout, Abouza. Young man with facial and body tattoos. 6/1970. EE. neg.no. IV-6, 5." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01245
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73f435d89-3909-4d19-8ebe-0fb49e1a1365
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28338

Young Wodaabe man, Abouza, Zinder-Tanout region, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bororo (African people)  Search this
Wodaabe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In central Niger, between the great Sahara Desert and the Grasslands, lies an immense steppe in which the Wodaabe, commonly called Bororo, are virtually the only Fulbe group that has preserved the ancient nomadic tradition." [Beckwith/Van Offelen, 1983: Nomads of Niger. Harry N. Abrams]. The photograph depicts young man with facial and body scarifications. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IV-6, 6.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 1 Brr. Bororo. Niger, Zinder-Tanout, Abouza. Young man with facial and body tattoos. 6/1970. EE. neg.no. IV-6, 6." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01246
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a291f836-aa3d-4050-b44e-1a9a56f63e93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28339

Young Wodaabe man, Abouza, Zinder-Tanout region, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Bororo (African people)  Search this
Wodaabe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In central Niger, between the great Sahara Desert and the Grasslands, lies an immense steppe in which the Wodaabe, commonly called Bororo, are virtually the only Fulbe group that has preserved the ancient nomadic tradition." [Beckwith/Van Offelen, 1983: Nomads of Niger. Harry N. Abrams]. The photograph depicts young man with facial and body scarifications. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IV-6, 7.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 1 Brr. Bororo. Niger, Zinder-Tanout, Abouza. Young man with facial and body tattoos. 6/1970. EE. neg.no. IV-6, 7." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01247
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo782854ee4-cf99-45f9-8b62-d2b21e0e228f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28340

Woman with body scarifications, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a woman with body scarifications by wall decoration typical of Kuba Tuung house. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. 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:
Negative number 22923, R-2, 9.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. woman with scarification. 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-2, 9." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01409
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1947
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f2c7ad34-664c-4b45-83f1-deb6d2774620
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28497

Woman with body scarifications, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a woman with body scarifications by wall decoration typical of Kuba Tuung house. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. 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:
Negative number 22923, R-2, 10.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. woman with scarification. 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-2, 10." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01410
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1947
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7242e1966-2014-4473-8a9b-00c5bb68d501
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28498

Wives of Kuba Nyim (ruler) Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts wives of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] with body scarifications. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. 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:
Negative number 22923, R-4, 1.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Wife of Nyim Mbop Mabiinc maMbeky (Bope Mabinshe). 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-4, 1." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01411
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1947
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7682f34c0-8439-4f34-b988-86c7682ad352
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28499

Wives of Kuba Nyim (ruler) Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts wives of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] with body scarifications. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. 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:
Negative number 22923, R-4, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Wife (1 of 350) of Nyim Mbop Mabiinc maMbeky (Bope Mabinshe). 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-4, 2." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01412
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1947
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76ec1b08c-69f8-4838-a920-46b172703489
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28500

Wife of Kuba Nyim (ruler) Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts wife of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)] with body scarifications. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. 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:
Negative number 22923, R-4, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Wife (1 of 350) of Nyim Mbop Mabiinc maMbeky (Bope Mabinshe). 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-4, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01413
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1947
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b879dbba-a52e-463b-8f3b-7641103492de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28501

Untitled 6, Suri Woman with Body Scarification, Suri Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia [RESTRICTED]

Collection Photographer:
Doggett, Drew  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (color; matted, 12 x 18 in. (print); 18 x 24 in. (matted))
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
February 2011
Scope and Contents:
Description provided by Doggett: "A Suri woman. A permanent beautifying technique once practiced widely in Africa, body scarification entails cutting the skin with a sharp object, such as a blade or acacia thorn, so that it heals as a raised scar. The ornate patterns of these incisions are considered beautiful, and the healing process is deliberately slowed in order to build immunity and reduce the risk of future infection."
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Drew Doggett is the owner of copyright and other intellectual properties. Permission to reproduce requires written consent from Doggett. Any commercial exploitation of any of the works in the collection that include a person identifiable in the work is explicitly prohibited unless Doggett grants a publicity release. Contact the Archives staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Drew Doggett Photographs, EEPA 2015-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-009, Item EEPA.2015-009-0004
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Drew Doggett Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo701d039d7-853d-488a-88cd-3669f79d42fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-009-ref26

[Sénégal] [young woman with body scarifications]

Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 13 x 9 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Senegal
Date:
[19--]
General:
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Body marking  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA SG-20-43
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 38: Senegal (SG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72313afd1-f4ef-4d0d-88af-af5e2f3adeeb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7933

New Guinea Woman with Body Scarification, Wearing Loin-Cloth and Ornaments

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 006 in)
Culture:
New Guinea people  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1891
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05069700

OPPS NEG.84-10869
Local Note:
Published in "War Background Studies", 1943: 8-13
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Melanesia -- Indonesian Island/Netherlands New Guinea/West Irian/Irian Jaya -- New Guinea Island/Koembe River
Indonesia -- Indonesian Island/Netherlands New Guinea/West Irian/Irian Jaya -- New Guinea Island/Koembe River
Dutch East Indies -- Indonesian Island/Netherlands New Guinea/West Irian/Irian Jaya -- New Guinea Island/Koembe River
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Guinea: NM 24726? 05069700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Guinea
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32ae85e69-fecf-412d-b30a-b75ba639da26
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11586
Online Media:

Portrait of Woman with Body Scarification and in Costume, Holding Bird-Headed, Wood Club

Creator:
Goward, Gustavus  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
New Caledonia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1887
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05088300
Local Note:
Note: See 73-50 Collection, Photos of Ethno Collections of The Wilkes Expedition
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Melanesia -- New Caledonia Islands/French Overseas Territory -- New Caledonia Island?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Caledonia: NM 19374 05088300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Caledonia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37ead2f0b-b365-431e-aaec-9afa492764d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11772

Portrait of Woman with Body Scarification and in Costume, Holding Bird-Headed, Wood Club

Creator:
Goward, Gustavus  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
New Caledonia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1887
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05088400
Local Note:
Note: See 73-50 Collection, Photos of Ethno Collections of The Wilkes Expedition
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Melanesia -- New Caledonia Islands/French Overseas Territory
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Caledonia: NM 19374 05088400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Caledonia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c32f8de4-f9ed-4d52-977d-16ab3db27c8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11773

Portrait of Woman with Body Scarification and in Costume, Holding Bird-Headed, Wood Club

Creator:
Goward, Gustavus  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
New Caledonia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1887
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05088500
Local Note:
Note: See 73-50 Collection, Photos of Ethno Collections of The Wilkes Expedition
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Melanesia -- New Caledonia Islands/French Overseas Territory
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Caledonia: NM 19374 05088500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Caledonia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3312ffa1b-edf4-4c98-a35d-142179385a0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11774

Portrait of Woman with Body Scarification and in Costume, Holding Bird-Headed, Wood Club

Creator:
Goward, Gustavus  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
New Caledonia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1887
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05088600
Local Note:
Note: See 73-50 Collection, Photos of Ethno Collections of The Wilkes Expedition
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Melanesia -- New Caledonia Islands/French Overseas Territory
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Caledonia: NM 19374 05088600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Caledonia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34c6cb197-6212-4a34-85a9-c349169cfb13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11775

Portrait of Woman with Body Scarification and in Costume, Holding Bird-Headed, Wood Club

Creator:
Goward, Gustavus  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
New Caledonia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1887
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05088700
Local Note:
Note: See 73-50 Collection, Photos of Ethno Collections of The Wilkes Expedition
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Melanesia -- New Caledonia Islands/French Overseas Territory
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Melanesia: New Caledonia: NM 19374 05088700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Melanesia / New Caledonia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3361b4a60-87f8-427d-9606-1cab9de70964
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref11776

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