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The African queen

Author:
Pearce, Fred  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ogun State
Sungbo's Eredo
Date:
1999
Topic:
Earthworks (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Ramparts  Search this
Defensive walls  Search this
Call number:
Q1 .N532
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_750117

Installing the Awujale / P. C. Lloyd

Author:
Lloyd, Peter Cutt  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Adetona, S. K (Sikiru Kayode)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1961
Topic:
Awujale of Ijebu  Search this
Ijebu (African people)--Kings and rulers--Succession  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
AS633 .I123
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115921

Colonial politics and precolonial history : everyday knowledge, genre, and truth in a Yoruba town / Insa Nolte

Author:
Nolte, Insa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Sources
Place:
Remo (Nigeria)
Ogun State (Nigeria)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Historiography  Search this
History  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Call number:
DT19 .H673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043400

John Pemberton III Collection Related to Agemo

Photographer:
Pemberton, John, 1928-2016  Search this
Extent:
769 Slides (color; 35 mm)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Ijebu (African people)  Search this
Agemo (Yoruba deity)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1982-1986
Summary:
This collection is comprised of 769 35mm color slides, dates from 1982 to 1986 and documents various Agemo festivals, a performing art of the Yoruba religion. More specifically, Pemberton photographed Agemo funeral rites at the Asu Aluwa house in Olosiwonade, Ijebu, various Agemo priests and their stools, the Odun Agemo festival, Chief Sherafusi's Odun Agemo festival in Igbile, and Egungun dancing at the palace in Oru, Ijebu.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of 769 35mm color slides, dates from 1982 to 1986 and documents various Agemo festivals, a performing art of the Yoruba religion. More specifically, Pemberton photographed Agemo funeral rites at the Asu Aluwa house in Olosiwonade, Ijebu, various Agemo priests and their stools, the Odun Agemo festival, Chief Sherafusi's Odun Agemo festival in Igbile, and Egungun dancing at the palace in Oru, Ijebu.

Significant figures depicted include Chief Agbadagbodo, Adie, Chief Obulasmison, Chief Ewujagbori, Chief Sherafusi, Chief Nopa, the Idebi, Aliywal of Ejesha, Chief Posa, Chief Ebi, Chief Alisa and Chief Agbadagobodo. There are also images of Agemo shrines, ceremonial objects, including a brass crown, staff, iwapo, and ivory bracelet. The collection also documents the course of the Agemo festival in 1986, including food preparation, ceremonial activities and clothing, musicians, dancing and the Egungun masquerade.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically in five series and further grouped by location:

Series 1: Agemo Funeral Rites at the Asu Aluwa House, Olosiwonade, Ijebu, June 6, 1982 (82 slides)

Series 2: Agemo Priests and Their Stools, July 1986 (80 slides)

Series 3: Odun Agemo, July 7-10, 1986 (311 slides)

Series 4: Chief Sherafusi's Odun Agemo, Igbile, August 2, 1986 (129 slides)

Series 5: Egungun Dancing at the Palace, Oru, Ijebu, August 17, 19, 1986 (167 slides)
Biographical / Historical:
Professor, anthropologist, and author John Pemberton III (1928-2016) specialized in the art and rituals of Yoruba in Nigeria. He received a B.A. degree from Princeton University (1948), and a B.D. degree (1952) and a PhD. Degree (1958) from Duke University. His teaching activities included working as Assistant Professor of Religion at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (1954-1958) and Professor of Religion at Amherst College (1958-1998), where he was named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities (1985-1998) and the Crosby Professor of Religion (1975-1998).

His fieldwork began in 1969, and over the course of his career Pemberton took at least fourteen research trips to Nigeria. There, he was an Associate Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University Ibadan (1981-1982) and a Visiting Research Associate in Ife, Ile-Ife (1986).

Pemberton's publications include Yoruba: Sculpture of West Africa (1982), co-authored with William Fagg; Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (1990) and Yoruba Art and Aesthetics (1991), both co-authored with Rowland Abiodun and Henry Drewal; and Insight and Artistry in African Divination (Smithsonian Institution, 2000), among others.

Pemberton's professional service included serving on the Board of Advisors at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, and Chair of the Working Group in African Studies in the Humanities at the Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies. He lectured widely, including at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum for African Art (now The Africa Center), New York; the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Rietberg Museum, Zurich, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Yale University.
Related Materials:
The EEPA also holds a related collection, the John Pemberton Collection, EEPA 2013-015.

The records of Pemberton's work as Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, are held at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-027.
Provenance:
Donated in 2015 by John Pemberton III.
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:
Masquerades  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Agemo Festival  Search this
Citation:
John Pemberton III Collection Related to Agemo, EEPA 2015-010, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-010
See more items in:
John Pemberton III Collection Related to Agemo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo774d9118c-6b99-44bb-9b37-84e4b5a09e3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-010

Installing the Awujale P. C. Lloyd

Author:
Lloyd, Peter Cutt  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1961
Topic:
Awujale of Ijebu  Search this
Ijebu (African people)--Kings and rulers--Succession  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
AS633 .I123
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116658

The diffusion of some Yoruba artefacts and social implications

Author:
Ojo, J. R. O  Search this
Conference on Yoruba Civilisation (1976 : University of Ife)  Search this
Subject:
Shango (Yoruba deity)  Search this
Shango (Yoruba deity) (OCoLC)fst01115222  Search this
Physical description:
35 leaves [photocopied on 18] leaves
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria, Western
Western Nigeria
Date:
1976
Topic:
Art, Yoruba  Search this
Art, Oyo  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)--Origin  Search this
Culture diffusion  Search this
Ifa (Religion)  Search this
Igala (African people)  Search this
Ijebu (African people)  Search this
Nupe (African people)  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Art, Yoruba
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554264

Dress sense and tourism in Ijebu-Ode Diyaolu, I. J. and Adubi, K. O

Author:
Diyaolu, I. J  Search this
Adubi, Kilelomo O  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ijebu-Ode
Date:
2014
Topic:
Ojude-Oba (Festival)  Search this
Ijebu festivals  Search this
Culture and tourism  Search this
Ijebu (African people)--Clothing  Search this
Call number:
N72.T4 N38 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117110

An oba is crowned

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Adetona, S. K (Sikiru Kayode)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1998
1993
Topic:
Ijebu (African people)--Kings and rulers--Succession  Search this
Call number:
DT515.75 .N52 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_908830

Socio-economic significance of Agbo Remireke masquerade festivals in some selected Ijebu coastal communities in Lagos State / Kehinde Adepegba, Olusola Obafemi Obayan, Oluwaseun Issac Abati

Author:
Adepegba, Kehinde  Search this
Obayan, Olusola Obafemi  Search this
Abati, Oluwaseun Isaac  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos State
Date:
2017
Topic:
Agbo (Festival)  Search this
Ijebu festivals  Search this
Ijebu masquerades  Search this
Ijebu masquerade costume  Search this
Yoruba masquerades  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 V85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099238

Celebrating water spirits : influence, confluence, and difference in Ijebu-Yoruba and Delta masquerades

Author:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Niger River Delta
Nigeria, Western
Date:
2002
Topic:
Water spirits  Search this
Ekine (Masquerade)  Search this
Agbo (Festival)  Search this
Ijebu Yoruba masquerades  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Horizontal masks  Search this
Masquerade costume  Search this
Ijebu Yoruba masquerade performance  Search this
Masks, Ijebu  Search this
Call number:
DT515.9.N55 W39 2002X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805681

A semiotics of clothing insignia of indigenous secret societies among the Ijebu Yoruba

Author:
Adésànyà, Adérónké Adésolá  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2005
Topic:
Textile fabrics, Ijebu--Religious aspects  Search this
Clothing--Religious aspects  Search this
Oshugbo (Cult)  Search this
Osoosi (Cult)  Search this
Yoruba textile motifs  Search this
Call number:
NK8889.6.N5 Y67 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819859

Sungbo's Eredo : Africa's largest monument

Author:
Darling, P. J  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ogun State
Ijebu-Ode
Sungbo's Eredo
Date:
1997
Topic:
Sungbo (Legendary character)  Search this
Earthworks (Archaeology)  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Ijebu defensive walls  Search this
Defensive walls  Search this
Ramparts  Search this
Call number:
QL195.N5 A15X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839145

An Ijebu man in Paris, 1839

Author:
Hair, P. E. H (Paul Edward Hedley)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Osifekunde  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1961
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT515.A1 N68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706239

Memoir : special 25th jubilee coronation anniversary publication

Title:
Special 25th jubilee coronation anniversary publication
Subject:
Oyenuga, Adebambo 1906-  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Ijebu Ife
Ijebu Ife (Nigeria)
Date:
1986
[1986]
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Kings and rulers. and government  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
DT515.45.I347 M46 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746035

Ọkọ̀ṣí festival songs

Author:
Ogunpolu, 'Tunde  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ogun State
Date:
1975
Topic:
Okosi (Festival)  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Yoruba festivals  Search this
Songs, Yoruba  Search this
War canoes  Search this
Call number:
PL8823.5 .Y65 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749762

The Colony of Lagos

Author:
Carter, Gilbert Thomas  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 275-304
Type:
Books
Place:
Lagos (Nigeria)
Lagos
Great Britain
Africa
Date:
1896
1896-1997
19th century
Topic:
History  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Nigeria
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_750256

Louis Jacolliots Aufenthalt in Benin and Ijebu im Jahre 1871 : ein wenig bekannter zeitgenössischer Bericht / Peter M. Roese und Werner Reichel

Author:
Roese, Peter M  Search this
Reichel, Werner  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jacolliot, Louis 1837-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
p. 383-411 : map
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Travelers' writings, French  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Benin Kingdom
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751129

Osifakorede of Ijebu

Author:
Lloyd, Peter Cutt  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Osifekunde  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1960
Topic:
Ijebu informants  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .O27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753772

Some Yoruba customs. V, Ijebu magic and charms-- and some cults

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ekine (Society)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1947
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Ijebu Yoruba cults  Search this
Ijebu (African people)--Medicine  Search this
Oaths  Search this
Ogboni (Cult)--Rituals  Search this
Call number:
QH195.N5 A15X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_756873

Oral historical traditions and political integration in Ijebu

Author:
Oduwobi, Tunde  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2000
Topic:
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Ijebu Yoruba oral tradition  Search this
Call number:
DT19 .H673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757904

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