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Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005

Creator:
Gray, Cleve, 1918-2004  Search this
Subject:
Weber, Nicholas Fox  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Davis, Jim  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Villon, Jacques  Search this
Grace, Louise N.  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Barzun, Jacques  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Dillenberger, Jane  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Berry-Hill Galleries  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Neuberger Museum of Art  Search this
Connecticut.Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211768
AAA_collcode_grayclev
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211768
Online Media:

Neuberger Museum of Art/Purchase Coll./State University of New York (SUNY) - Welded Art of the 20th Century - DECLINED: 6/1997

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-057, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records (Declined)
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Exhibition Records (Declined)
Exhibition Records (Declined) / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa08-057-refidd1e1033

Museum - Neuberger Museum of Art, 1999

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 31 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 5: Subject and Information Files, 1927-2005 / Box 31
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refidd1e14904

Appalachian Farm Couple-1936

Alternate Title:
Unidentified Man and Woman
Artist:
George Segal, 26 Nov 1924 - 9 Jun 2000  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Plaster, wood, metal and glass
Dimensions:
274.3 x 228.6 x 91.4cm (108 x 90 x 36")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1978
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Neuberger Museum of Art
Object number:
NY500001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44a4ee041-a278-4f40-bbfc-25d22756661e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY500001

Figure

Object Name:
nkisi
Maker:
Bembe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, hide, feathers, mirror, ceramic, cloth, hair
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.5 x 5.1 x 19.4 cm (16 5/16 x 2 x 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-10
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/ys7a5036ea3-aa25-4e97-aee8-3dc77a4b4ff1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-10

Reliquary guardian head

Maker:
Tsogo artist  Search this
Vuvi artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 30.5 x 11.6 x 10.2 cm (12 x 4 9/16 x 4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-12
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/ys7cf3871fc-9616-4098-8f36-136eca4b8abd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-12

Reliquary guardian figure

Maker:
Fang artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, copper alloy, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 34.4 x 9.9 x 9.4 cm (13 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 11/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Oyem region, Gabon
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Ancestral  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77f806b8d-45fa-4664-b1b2-d20263e0e672
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-13

Gong

Maker:
Tsogo artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, wood, pigment, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43.4 x 12.5 x 8.4 cm (17 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 3 5/16 in.)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Geography:
Onoy River region, Gabon
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys703657c7d-be76-4958-adcf-707942072eea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-14

Female figure

Object Name:
kosi
Maker:
Lumbo artist  Search this
Punu artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, teeth (leopard), copper alloy, pigment (kaolin)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 42.1 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm (16 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d25ca028-54e1-44dc-8218-f310216b673c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-3

Cup

Maker:
Wongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.5 x 9 x 7.5 cm (10 13/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d1761bd1-e3c9-475c-8360-dc12ed57d7fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-4

Figure of a dog

Object Name:
nkisi
Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, resin, mirror, ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.8 x 13.5 x 5.3 cm (3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
dog  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Object number:
98-15-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys782e0055b-b6ae-45e1-bce5-051b2f970e44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-15-8

Post figure

Object Name:
movenga
Maker:
Sango artist  Search this
Tsogo artist  Search this
Sango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 190.5 x 17.8 x 14.6 cm (75 x 7 x 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
Architectural Element
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-226
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7af88b5e1-05d2-455a-af2d-60b9e73e4d29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-226

Marilyn Monroe

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, 24 Apr 1904 - 19 Mar 1997  Search this
Sitter:
Marilyn Monroe, 1 Jun 1926 - 5 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 127 x 76.2cm (50 x 30")
Frame: 137.8 x 87 x 7.6cm (54 1/4 x 34 1/4 x 3")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954
Topic:
Marilyn Monroe: Female  Search this
Marilyn Monroe: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Marilyn Monroe: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Neuberger Museum of Art
Object number:
1971.02.06
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d4eca3b5-cbd3-4e32-abf3-2526011da109
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1971.02.06

Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a Mbweeky III, Bungamba village, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Nyim Kot a Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'labot latwool'; royal headdress known as 'Shody'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam', lance 'Mbwoom Ambady' and other items of royal adornement. [Cornet J., 1982: Art Royal Kuba, Edizioni Sipiel Milano]. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the village of Bungamba (Bongamba, Bongaam) between Mweka and Luebo, in the Kuba region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
The full name of the Kuba Nyim depicted on the photograph is Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three successive personal names: the king's own name, the name of his mother and the name of his mother's mother connected by particles meaning "of." Only this ruler has a Christian name. The aka names are often used. The names are taken from Vansina Jan, Geschiedenis van de Kuba, Tervuren 1963 (genealogy 270,- 71; kings # 17 and following p.319-28).
Local Numbers:
C 3 KBA 12.5 EE 70
General:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"The Human Form in African Art: Selections from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art," The Rye Arts Center, 6 January 2002 through 16 February 2002. LL01-0076
"The World Journey: Art in African Art," held by the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, beginning August, 20, 2002. LL01-0212
Local Note:
Frame value is 4.
Slide No. C 3 KBA 12.5 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:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Weapons  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 2194
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Bungamba Village, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref13845

Drummers accompanying masked performers with male and female Chi wara headdresses, Bamako (national district), Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bamana (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"In Antilopes du soleil, his 1980 survey of ci wara, Dominique Zahan classifies this corpus of works in group I, which comprises pairs that overtly emphasize the differentiation of the male and female forms. Zahan notes that the social distinctions between men and women that suffuse Bamana society are referenced in the antelope sculptures through sexual attibutes: the male's penis and the infant carried by the female. Female ci wara headdress are also generally smaller than the males. The fawn depicted on her back is invariably a miniature representation of either the adult male or female. The fundamental differences underlying the designs of the male and female headdresses in this style derive from the fact that they are modeled on different species of animal. The head, neck, ears, and horns of the male form draw upon features of the roan antelope, known as dage, and its lower part refers to the aardvark. The female form is inspired by the oryx antelope." [La Gamma A., 2002: Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Yale University Press, New Haven and London]. 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:
E 1 BMB 6 EE 71
General:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"The World Journey: Art in African Art," held by the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, , beginning August, 20, 2002. LL01-0212.
"African Art from the Permanent Collection," exhibited by the Neuberger Museum of Art, beginning in November, 2001. LL02-0040.
Local Note:
48
Frame value is 6.
Slide No. E 1 BMB 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.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- antelopes  Search this
Animals in art -- Composite animals  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music  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 3369
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19741

Pwo mask dancer, near Gungu, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Chokwe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The mask called Pwo, woman, or Mwana Pwo, young girl, is the symbolic pendant to the male mask, Cihongo, and evokes the female ancestress, propitious for the fertility of the tribe. Dressed with care and charm, the dancer moves with elegance in front of the audience and teaches the spectators grace and good manners. She holds a rattle or a fly-whisk in her hand (Bastin 1982: ill.28)." [Bastin M.-L., 1993: The Akishi Spirits of the Chokwe, Face of the spirit]. 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:
E 3 CKW 2 EE 71
General:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"The Human Form in African Art: Selections from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art," The Rye Arts Center, 6 January 2002 through 16 February 2002. LL01-0076
Local Note:
Frame value is 37.
Slide No. E 3 CKW 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.
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  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 4026
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Gungu, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20471

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
E 3 YKA 3 EE 51
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"African Art from the Permanent Collection," held by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, beginning in August, 2001. LL01-0629.
Local Note:
2356
Frame value is 6.
Slide No. E 3 YKA 3 EE 51
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 4373
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20856

Kuba Nyim (ruler) Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen's drums of reign, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 10 cm x 7.5 cm.)
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 drums of reign 'Pelambish' of Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen [Mbop Mabiinc makyen, (Bope Mabinshe)]. On the right, the drum kweetngom was carved and decorated for the Nyim Kot Mabiintsh maKyeen. The two other drums on the left, mbongom, are replicas made for the Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen by the same artist. [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, P-6, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"A Personal Journey: Central Africa Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman," held by the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, 2001.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "F 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Nyim Mbop Mabiinc maMbeky (Bope Mabinshe) ruled 1939-d.1969. 3 of the royal drums, (pelambish) decorated with cowrie shells and studded with copper. 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, P-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:
Music  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Regalia  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 02346
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref29429

Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Yaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation (n'khanda) prepares them for social adulthood and is designed to safeguard the continuity of human fertility. The young men return to the village at the end of the initiation period and perform masked dances. They are accompanied by the men who have supervised them during that period, who are also wearing masks. It is thought that the smaller masks worn by the new initiates are made by the young men themselves, whereas the masks worn by the leaders are made by professional sculptors. Yaka masks are notable for their polychromy. They recapitulate all the constituent features that make up the universe, i.e. heavenly bodies, plants, animals, humans and spirits." [Grootaers J.-L., Eisenburger I., 2002 : Forms of Wonderment. Vol. 2. Africa Museum, Berg en Dal]. During his trip to the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited the Yaka people inhabiting Popokabaka, Kenge, and Kasongo Lunda sectors of Bandundu Province of southwestern Congo and Uige Province of northern Angola. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
No negative number [23074, C-1, 37].
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"A Personal Journey: Central Africa Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman," held by the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, 2001.
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 08740
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EENG / 1951
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35818

Kuba royal drums Belgian Congo

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
General:
Title source: Archives staff; not provided by photographer.
Caption source: Archives staff.
Exhibitions Note:
"A Personal Journey: Central Africa Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman," held by the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, 2001.
Local Note:
Original note on contact print reads, "Zapa - Kowuamba. Songe."
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.
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white 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 b/w 22923 P-6.5
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / B/w
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref533

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