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Pende [Door-panel at Musanga Lubwe]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Musanga Lubwe. Entrée de la case du chef. Sud-ouest Katundu." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Musanga Lubwe. South-west of Katundu. Doorway of the chief's ritual house."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Musanga Lubwe (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 153
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Animals in art -- Birds  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100159
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Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref665

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Mbwambwa]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Case cheffale à Mbwambwa." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Chief's ritual house at Mbwambwa."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Mbwambwa (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 131
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100160
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref666

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Mbwambwa]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Case cheffale à Mbwambwa." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Chief's ritual house at Mbwambwa."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Mbwambwa (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 132
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100161
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref667

Pende [Door-panel at Mbwambwa]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Entrée de case cheffale à Mbwambwa." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Doorway of a chief's ritual house at Mbwambwa."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Mbwambwa (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 130
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100162
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref668

Pende [Door-panel at Mbwambwa]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village Mbwambwa. Case cheffale." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of Mbwambwa. Chief's ritual house."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Mbwambwa (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 077
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100163
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref669

Pende [Door-panel at Akwa Nzumba]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Akwa Nzumba (Kasaï). Montants ("kenene"). Femme et crocodile." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Akwa Nzumba (Kasaï). Posts ("kenene"). Woman and crocodile."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Akwa Nzumba (Eastern Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende. Also, although the Panya Ngombe mask has almost vanished, sculptors continue to represent it in the lintel of the door to the chief's kibulu. This is a mask of prestige, signaling that the owner of the house belongs to the highest order of chiefs.
Local Numbers:
LS 038
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Crocodiles  Search this
Masks  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100164
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref670

Pende [Door-panel at Sotshi]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village Sotshi. Panneau porte chef." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of Totshi. Chief's door-panel."
Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 032
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100165
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref671

Pende [Door-panel at Sotshi]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village Sotshi. Case cheffale." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of Sotshi. Chief's ritual house."
Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 034
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100166
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref672

Pende [Door-panel at sotshi]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village sotshi. Panneau porte chef." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of sotshi. Chief's door-panel."
Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 031
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100167
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref673

Pende [Door-panel at Nianga]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Nianga (Kasaï). Porte case cheffale." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Nianga (Kasaï). Chief's ritual house door."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Nianga (Eastern Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende. Also, although the Panya Ngombe mask has almost vanished, sculptors continue to represent it in the lintel of the door to the chief's kibulu. This is a mask of prestige, signaling that the owner of the house belongs to the highest order of chiefs.
Local Numbers:
LS 196
General:
Title source:Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Masks  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100168
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref674

Pende [Door-panel at Nianga]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Porte de case cheffale à Nianga (Kasaï)." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Chief's ritual house door at Nianga (Kasaï)."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Nianga (Eastern Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) appear as both men and women. They represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende. Also, although the Panya Ngombe mask has almost vanished, sculptors continue to represent it in the lintel of the door to the chief's kibulu. This is a mask of prestige, signaling that the owner of the house belongs to the highest order of chiefs.
Local Numbers:
LS 121
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Masks  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100169
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref675

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Kinganga]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village Kinganga. Case cheffale." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of Kinganga. Chief's ritual house."
For the Eastern Pende, a great chief must have a small court in front, formed by a serried row of stakes and tree slips. A short fence of four of fivestakes extends from that wall on each side of the house; the architectural plan thus constructs a narrow oblique path as the only route of access. The form of the palisade (tsungu) shaping the small front court is of great importance. Warnings abound for outsiders to keep their distance. Some of the stakes in the palisade express the theme of danger and forbidden entry through the metaphoric use of masks from the men's fraternity.
Local Numbers:
LS 030
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100170
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref676

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Mukenge]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Village Mukenge (Nyonge). Case cheffale." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Village of Mukenge (Nyonge). Chief's ritual house."
For the Eastern Pende, a great chief must have a small court in front, formed by a serried row of stakes and tree slips. A short fence of four of fivestakes extends from that wall on each side of the house; the architectural plan thus constructs a narrow oblique path as the only route of access. The form of the palisade (tsungu) shaping the small front court is of great importance. Warnings abound for outsiders to keep their distance. Some of the stakes in the palisade express the theme of danger and forbidden entry through the metaphoric use of masks from the men's fraternity.
Local Numbers:
LS 023
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100171
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref677

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Nianga]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Poteau sculpté à Nianga." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Carved stake at Nyanga."
For the Eastern Pende, a great chief must have a small court in front, formed by a serried row of stakes and tree slips. A short fence of four of fivestakes extends from that wall on each side of the house; the architectural plan thus constructs a narrow oblique path as the only route of access. The form of the palisade (tsungu) shaping the small front court is of great importance. Warnings abound for outsiders to keep their distance. Some of the stakes in the palisade express the theme of danger and forbidden entry through the metaphoric use of masks from the men's fraternity.
Local Numbers:
LS 120
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Calabashes  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100172
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref678

Pende [Chief's ritual house at Nianga]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Poteau sculpté à Nianga." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Carved stake at Nyanga."
For the Eastern Pende, a great chief must have a small court in front, formed by a serried row of stakes and tree slips. A short fence of four of fivestakes extends from that wall on each side of the house; the architectural plan thus constructs a narrow oblique path as the only route of access. The form of the palisade (tsungu) shaping the small front court is of great importance. Warnings abound for outsiders to keep their distance. Some of the stakes in the palisade express the theme of danger and forbidden entry through the metaphoric use of masks from the men's fraternity.
Local Numbers:
LS 119
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Calabashes  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100173
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref679

Pende [Sanctuary]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
De Sousberghe photographed a small sanctuary called Nganda. It is a small house that functions as a foyer to the other world populated by the ancestors. It is mostly built among the Kwilu Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 116
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100174
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Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref680

Pende [Sanctuary]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
De Sousberghe photographed a small sanctuary called Nganda. It is a small house that functions as a foyer to the other world populated by the ancestors. It is mostly built among the Kwilu Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 174
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100175
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref681

Pende [Sanctuary]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
De Sousberghe photographed a small sanctuary called Nganda. It is a small house that functions as a foyer to the other world populated by the ancestors. It is mostly built among the Kwilu Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 175
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100176
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref682

Pende [Sanctuary]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
De Sousberghe photographed a small sanctuary called Nganda. It is a small house that functions as a foyer to the other world populated by the ancestors. It is mostly built among the Kwilu Pende.
Local Numbers:
LS 176
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100177
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref683

Pende [Chief's ritual house]

Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (b&w)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Poteau anthropomorphe." Translated original accompanying caption read, " Anthropormophous stake."
The form of the palisade (tsungu) shaping the small front court is of great importance. Warnings abound for outsiders to keep their distance. Some of the stakes in the palisade express the theme of danger and forbidden entry through the metaphoric use of masks from the men's fraternity.
Local Numbers:
LS 103
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100178
See more items in:
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref684

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