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Ottenberg, Simon, 1990-2003 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2026. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 10/22/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Laffoon; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-331, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Ottenberg, Simon, 2006-2007

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 14 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 3: Correspondence, 1951-2009 / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refidd1e7070

Ottenberg, Simon

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Associate Director for Collections and Research  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-027, National Museum of African Art. Associate Director for Collections and Research, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-027-refidd1e304

Ottenberg, Simon

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Associate Director for Collections and Research  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-027, National Museum of African Art. Associate Director for Collections and Research, Records
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Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-027-refidd1e4816

Container 4:

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Department of Education  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-034, National Museum of African Art. Department of Education, Audiotapes and Videotapes
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Audiotapes and Videotapes
Audiotapes and Videotapes / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-034-refidd1e372

Ottenberg, Simon: "What is Masking All About?," 2/2/1994 (2 tapes)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Department of Education  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-034, National Museum of African Art. Department of Education, Audiotapes and Videotapes
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Audiotapes and Videotapes
Audiotapes and Videotapes / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-034-refidd1e598

Through the Broken Wall We Saw the Chameleon Change its Colors

Maker:
Tayo Adenaike, born 1954, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.9 x 46.0 cm (24 x 18 1/8 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1990
Topic:
chameleon  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
spiral  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
90-10-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys76f5155a6-5641-439a-a453-2467e9ee3b3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_90-10-1

Journey into the Unknown

Maker:
Obiora Udechukwu, born 1946, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 48 x 36 cm (18 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
Type:
Drawing and Collage
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1989
Topic:
male  Search this
Object number:
95-7-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 Obiora Udechukwu
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ae2ec8a9-8043-4046-a323-341928a270c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-7-3

Earth-Moon Connexions

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 90 x 84.4 x 3 cm (35 7/16 x 33 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-17-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 El Anatsui
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72112ff3e-1f62-4551-ba1e-741c00c32242
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-17-1

Reminiscences Revisited

Maker:
Chike C. Aniakor, born 1939, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.9 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-18-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1996 Chike C. Aniakor
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77c657a75-13ad-4f46-a65d-64ebd80e6baa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-18-2

Allegory of Power

Maker:
Chike C. Aniakor, born 1939, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 61 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-18-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1996 Chike C. Aniakor
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72cb3e8a1-99c1-4245-aaa9-db9a76b0b461
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-18-3

Of Collective Memory

Maker:
Chike C. Aniakor, born 1939, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.8 x 45.7 cm (23 15/16 x 18 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-18-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1996 Chike C. Aniakor
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b549065f-f620-4168-bea8-f97923613136
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-18-4

Erosion

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint, woodchips, sawdust
Dimensions:
H: 297.2 cm (117 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-36-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1992 El Anatsui
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7daf34ce0-0308-4612-817a-c3dd530535f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-36-1

Ana Mmuo (Land of the Dead)

Maker:
Uche Okeke, 1933 - 2016, born Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
H x W x D (panel): 92 x 121.9 cm (36 1/4 x 48 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1961
Topic:
Human  Search this
mask  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joanne B. Eicher and Cynthia, Carolyn Ngozi, and Diana Eicher
Object number:
97-3-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
(c) 1961 Uche Okeke
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys727242334-0ad8-427d-b36f-86443f435a7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-3-1

The Ancestors Converged Again

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, tempera
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 102 x 272 x 9 cm (40 3/16 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
98-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 El Anatsui
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys736bc64c7-aa0a-4cd2-9314-8829c262b782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-11-1

Into the Heart of Africa

Author:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Into the Heart of Africa (Exhibition)  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Topic:
Exhibiting African art  Search this
Art, African--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510055

Igbo women selling pots at Afikpo eke market, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Afikpo Eke market, early January 1960. Pottery section." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Men and women from Afikpo trade regularly in almost all of these markets. While they contain similar goods, they differ in price and the available quantities of certain products. The authority of the female elders is almost exclusively concerned with the control of trade. They regulate the price of cassava meal (gari) at the market and the number and types of pots that a woman can sell there in one day" [Ottenberg S., 1968: Double Descent in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].
Local Numbers:
275/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070492
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0492
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Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref1000

Igbo women selling palm kernels at Afikpo eke market, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Afikpo Eke market, early January 1960. Palm kernels for sale." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Men and women from Afikpo trade regularly in almost all of these markets. While they contain similar goods, they differ in price and the available quantities of certain products. The authority of the female elders is almost exclusively concerned with the control of trade. They regulate the price of cassava meal (gari) at the market and the number and types of pots that a woman can sell there in one day" [Ottenberg S., 1968: Double Descent in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].
Local Numbers:
276/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070493
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Households  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0493
See more items in:
Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref1001

Igbo women selling pots at Afikpo eke market, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Afikpo Eke market, early January 1960. Pottery section." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Men and women from Afikpo trade regularly in almost all of these markets. While they contain similar goods, they differ in price and the available quantities of certain products. The authority of the female elders is almost exclusively concerned with the control of trade. They regulate the price of cassava meal (gari) at the market and the number and types of pots that a woman can sell there in one day" [Ottenberg S., 1968: Double Descent in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].
Local Numbers:
277/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070494
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0494
See more items in:
Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref1002

Igbo women selling cassava at Afikpo eke market, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Afikpo Eke market, early January 1960. Cassava (manioc) foo foo balls for sale." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Men and women from Afikpo trade regularly in almost all of these markets. While they contain similar goods, they differ in price and the available quantities of certain products. The authority of the female elders is almost exclusively concerned with the control of trade. They regulate the price of cassava meal (gari) at the market and the number and types of pots that a woman can sell there in one day" [Ottenberg S., 1968: Double Descent in an African Society; the Afikpo Village-Group. University of Washington Press].
Local Numbers:
278/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070495
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Households  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0495
See more items in:
Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref1003

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