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The Resource Central Nigeria unmasked : arts of the Benue River valley, Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, editors ; with essays by Joerg Adelberger ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Gassia Armenian ... [et al.]

Central Nigeria unmasked : arts of the Benue River valley, Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, editors ; with essays by Joerg Adelberger ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Gassia Armenian ... [et al.]

Label
Central Nigeria unmasked : arts of the Benue River valley
Title
Central Nigeria unmasked
Title remainder
arts of the Benue River valley
Statement of responsibility
Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, editors ; with essays by Joerg Adelberger ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Gassia Armenian ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N7399.N52
LC item number
B4758 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Berns, Marla
  • Fardon, Richard
  • Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield
  • Adelberger, Jörg
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Nigerian
  • Art, Nigerian
  • Masks
  • Benue River Valley (Cameroon and Nigeria)
  • Brauchtum
  • Kultur
  • Kunst
  • Maske
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
Label
Central Nigeria unmasked : arts of the Benue River valley, Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, editors ; with essays by Joerg Adelberger ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Gassia Armenian ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"... accompanies an exhibition that opened at the Fowler Museum in February 2011 and will travel to venues in Washington, D.C., Stanford, and Paris"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 584-593) and index
Contents
The Lower Benue: fluid artistic identities -- Introduction: reimagining Lower Benue art history / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Idoma art and the intersection of Benue histories and geographies / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Interleaf A: Idoma and Tiv artists / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Interleaf B: Umale: an Igala artist / Susan Picton -- The ancestral masquerade: a paradigm of Benue Valley art history / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- The Igala Egwu Afia / John Boston -- Ebira masquerade and its histories / John Picton -- Ndako Gboya masquerades of the Nupe / Constanze Weise -- Power and gender in the history of Egungun / John Willis -- Dead fathers of Okpella / Jean Borgatti -- Ebira and the Niger-Benue confluence: material culture and masquerade; artifact and identity revisited / John Picton -- Igala masquerades and figure sculpture / John Boston -- Lost-wax casting along the Benue / Nancy Neaher Maas -- Interleaf C: A note on the "Igala" bell / Nancy Neaher Maas -- Interleaf D: A note on Idoma bells and smoking pipes / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- The Middle Benue: visual resemblances and connected histories -- Introduction: the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- The quick and the dead: versatile wooden figures from Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Interleaf E: Wurbo Jukun sculpture from the Taraba and Wase river valleys / Marla C. Berns -- A memoir: the Jukun of the Middle Benue with a brief entry on the Goemai / Arnold Rubin -- Hybrids: theranthropic horizontal masquerades from the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Interleaf F: Mining the Rubin archive: mid-twentieth-century documentation of two Mumuye Vaa-Bong masquerades / Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi -- Seen or heard? masquerades that cry and figures that talk among the Mumuye / Mette Bovin -- Interleaf G: Heavy metal: the prestige of iron in the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Kantana, Kulere, and their neighbors south of the Jos plateau / Barbara Frank -- Interleaf H: A myriad of Mangam masks / Marla C. Berns -- Embodiments large and small: sacred wood sculpture of the Wurkun and Bikwin / Joerg Adelberger -- Enigmatic embodiments: vertical masks in cross-cultural perspective / Marla C. Berns -- The Upper Benue: expressive and ritual capacities of clay -- Introduction to Upper Benue arts / Marla C. Berns -- Modeling therapies: vessels for healing and protection in the Western Gongola valley / Marla C. Berns -- Containing power: identities in clay in the Eastern Gongola valley, the Ga'anda / Marla C. Berns -- Containing power: identities in clay in the Eastern Gongola valley, the 'Bena, Yungur, and Dera / Marla C. Berns -- Interleaf I: Vestiges in wood: ancestor sculptures of the Eastern Gongola valley / Marla C. Berns -- Epilogue: making the market for Benue arts: notes on the French connection / Hélène Joubert
Control code
719673490
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9780977834457
Isbn Type
(soft cover)
Lccn
2011017579
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)719673490
Label
Central Nigeria unmasked : arts of the Benue River valley, Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, editors ; with essays by Joerg Adelberger ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Gassia Armenian ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
"... accompanies an exhibition that opened at the Fowler Museum in February 2011 and will travel to venues in Washington, D.C., Stanford, and Paris"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 584-593) and index
Contents
The Lower Benue: fluid artistic identities -- Introduction: reimagining Lower Benue art history / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Idoma art and the intersection of Benue histories and geographies / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Interleaf A: Idoma and Tiv artists / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Interleaf B: Umale: an Igala artist / Susan Picton -- The ancestral masquerade: a paradigm of Benue Valley art history / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- The Igala Egwu Afia / John Boston -- Ebira masquerade and its histories / John Picton -- Ndako Gboya masquerades of the Nupe / Constanze Weise -- Power and gender in the history of Egungun / John Willis -- Dead fathers of Okpella / Jean Borgatti -- Ebira and the Niger-Benue confluence: material culture and masquerade; artifact and identity revisited / John Picton -- Igala masquerades and figure sculpture / John Boston -- Lost-wax casting along the Benue / Nancy Neaher Maas -- Interleaf C: A note on the "Igala" bell / Nancy Neaher Maas -- Interleaf D: A note on Idoma bells and smoking pipes / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- The Middle Benue: visual resemblances and connected histories -- Introduction: the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- The quick and the dead: versatile wooden figures from Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Interleaf E: Wurbo Jukun sculpture from the Taraba and Wase river valleys / Marla C. Berns -- A memoir: the Jukun of the Middle Benue with a brief entry on the Goemai / Arnold Rubin -- Hybrids: theranthropic horizontal masquerades from the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Interleaf F: Mining the Rubin archive: mid-twentieth-century documentation of two Mumuye Vaa-Bong masquerades / Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi -- Seen or heard? masquerades that cry and figures that talk among the Mumuye / Mette Bovin -- Interleaf G: Heavy metal: the prestige of iron in the Middle Benue / Richard Fardon -- Kantana, Kulere, and their neighbors south of the Jos plateau / Barbara Frank -- Interleaf H: A myriad of Mangam masks / Marla C. Berns -- Embodiments large and small: sacred wood sculpture of the Wurkun and Bikwin / Joerg Adelberger -- Enigmatic embodiments: vertical masks in cross-cultural perspective / Marla C. Berns -- The Upper Benue: expressive and ritual capacities of clay -- Introduction to Upper Benue arts / Marla C. Berns -- Modeling therapies: vessels for healing and protection in the Western Gongola valley / Marla C. Berns -- Containing power: identities in clay in the Eastern Gongola valley, the Ga'anda / Marla C. Berns -- Containing power: identities in clay in the Eastern Gongola valley, the 'Bena, Yungur, and Dera / Marla C. Berns -- Interleaf I: Vestiges in wood: ancestor sculptures of the Eastern Gongola valley / Marla C. Berns -- Epilogue: making the market for Benue arts: notes on the French connection / Hélène Joubert
Control code
719673490
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9780977834457
Isbn Type
(soft cover)
Lccn
2011017579
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)719673490

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