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Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:33am On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/4/4/16194_images_image_4493_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1913. Frobenius, Leo (transl. Rudolf Blind). The Voice of Africa, Being an Account of the Travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the Years 1910-1912, Vol. 1 of 2.

Original language: English

Caption: Furniture of Shango ritual. ... 5. Shango-priest's tiara, meteorite sewn in on its left.

Illustrator: Carl Arriens Carl Arriens

Illustration technique: studio engraving

Keywords:
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• cowries (Materials and techniques)
• fabric (Materials and techniques)
• Shango crown (Object name, type)
• House for the head (ilé ori) (Object name, type)
• priest's hat (Object name, type)
• tiara (Object name, type)
• Yoruba (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:35am On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/7/13674_images_image_743_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1913. Frobenius, Leo (transl. Rudolf Blind). The Voice of Africa, Being an Account of the Travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the Years 1910-1912, Vol. 1 of 2.

Original language: English

Caption: Utensils for Ifa worship. Caskets with partitions for sulphur, charcoal, chalk and redwood. For sizes, see index of illustrations. (Drawn by Carl Arriens)

Illustrator: Carl Arriens Carl Arriens

Illustration technique: engraving

Keywords:
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• carved wood (Materials and techniques)
• animal (Notable features)
• equestrian (Notable features)
• quadruped (Notable features)
• serpent (Notable features)
• tortoise (Notable features)
• Eshu face (Notable features)
• figurated (Notable features)
• standing figure (Notable features)
• bowl (Object name, type)
• container (Object name, type)
• lidded vessel (Object name, type)
• box (Object name, type)
• Ifa utensil (Object name, type)
• Yoruba (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by Nobody: 11:37am On Apr 12, 2013
Physics

The architecture looks splendid...

Have you got pictures of precolonial Timbuktu and Great Zimbabwe

I ready do want to see what does places looked like back then...
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:37am On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/7/10003_images_image_745_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1913. Frobenius, Leo (transl. Rudolf Blind). The Voice of Africa, Being an Account of the Travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the Years 1910-1912, Vol. 1 of 2.

Original language: English

Caption: a decorative tray from the grave of a Shango priest, 1/4 life size...from Ojo.

Illustration technique: b/w photo

Keywords:
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• Oyo (Country, region, place)
• carved relief (Materials and techniques)
• wood (Materials and techniques)
• face (Notable features)
• tray (Object name, type)
• priestly accoutrement (Object name, type)
• Shango plaque (Object name, type)
• tomb object (Object name, type)
• Yoruba (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by obi123: 11:41am On Apr 12, 2013
FASCINATING
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:46am On Apr 12, 2013
shymexx: Physics

The architecture looks splendid...

Have you got pictures of precolonial Timbuktu and Great Zimbabwe

I ready do want to see what does place looked like back then...

I don't think anyone has images of what Timbuktu looked like centuries ago when it was flourishing. All we have are centuries old descriptions praising the city. But there are some late 19th century drawings and photographs of a few parts of Timbuktu and places near Timbuktu, long after the city had declined from its former position of economic and scholarly eminence. I'll post a few of those images, even if they obviously aren't going to be representative of the glory days of the city.

As for Great Zimbabwe, there also aren't any images, to the best of my knowledge, of the city when it was flourishing. But there are many modern photos of the stone remains of the city of course. There are a few old archaeological images relating to Great Zimbabwe that I came across that I'll probably post, but as for precolonial images of the city, I've had no luck finding anything close.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:49am On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/7/59658_images_image_747_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1913. Frobenius, Leo (transl. Rudolf Blind). The Voice of Africa, Being an Account of the Travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the Years 1910-1912, Vol. 1 of 2.

Original language: English

Caption: Found in excavation. Handle of a vessel of quartz, from Ife. The original is three and 3/16 of an inch in height. (Drawn by Carl Arriens)

Illustrator: Carl Arriens Carl Arriens

Illustration technique: studio engraving

Keywords:
• Ife (Country, region, place)
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• quartz (Materials and techniques)
• hands on face (Notable features)
• squatting figure (Notable features)
• vessel handle (Object name, type)
• Yoruba (Style, culture group)

Collections:
• Berlin Museum für Völkerkunde; acquired from Leo Frobenius in 1913. (Collection at time of publication)
• Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, III C 27548. (Current collection)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 11:54am On Apr 12, 2013
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Publication: 1831-34. Ferrario, Giulio. Aggiunte e Rettificazioni all'Opera. Il Costume Antico e Moderno di Tutti i Popoli. Cogli Analoghi Disegni del Dottore Giulio Ferrario, Vol. II.

Original language: Italian

Caption translation: The Queen's Palace.

Caption: Palazzo della Regina

Text translation: “The population of Tandi a Vua may be estimated at 15,000 individuals, of whom two-thirds are women. The homes of the nobles are elegant and vast. The exterior walls of the Queen’s Palace are covered by a sort of moss which preserves them from the humidity of the rainy seasons, while their interior attics are ceiled with smooth posts set one against the other so as to appear as a single board: the reception room is vast and lit up by four windows whose squares are glazed with sheets of transparent mica. Five hundred Negroes constantly surround this palace: the beautifully sculpted main door is guarded by only three men, two are seated on their heels, one on one side and the other on the other side, are armed with a club, and the third is fully armed (see Table 44).” (p. 402).

Illustrator: , unsigned

Illustration technique: field lithograph; color

Keywords:
• Angola (Country, region, place)
• Cassange (Country, region, place)
• antelope ? (Notable features)
• elephant (Notable features)
• textured skin (Notable features)
• hunter (Notable features)
• palace door (Notable features)
• plinth (Notable features)
• squatting guardians (Notable features)
• winged figure (Object name, type)
• decorative sculpture (Object name, type)
• statuettes (Object name, type)
• Lunda (Style, culture group)


There are interesting comments on this image from researchers on the RAAI website, for anyone who is interested:

http://raai.library.yale.edu/site/index.php?globalnav=image_detail&image_id=2072
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by Nobody: 12:01pm On Apr 12, 2013
PhysicsMHD:
I don't think anyone has images of what Timbuktu looked like centuries ago when it was flourishing. All we have are centuries old descriptions praising the city. But there are some late 19th century drawings and photographs of a few parts of Timbuktu and places near Timbuktu, long after the city had declined from its former position of economic and scholarly eminence. I'll post a few of those images, even if they obviously aren't going to be representative of the glory days of the city.

As for Great Zimbabwe, there also aren't any images, to the best of my knowledge, of the city when it was flourishing. But there are many modern photos of the stone remains of the city of course. There are a few old archaeological images relating to Great Zimbabwe that I came across that I'll probably post, but as for precolonial images of the city, I've had no luck finding anything close.

Thanks, bro..

*Following*
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:01pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/2/8/56111_images_image_2812_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1875. Bastian, Adolf. Die deutsche Expedition an der Loango-Küste - nebst älteren Nachrichten über die zu erforschenden Länder, Vol. II.

Original language: German

Illustrator: "N.d Nat. gez. u. lith. o. W.A. Meyn, Berlin "N.d Nat. gez. u. lith. o. W.A. Meyn, Berlin, Verlag v. H. Constable

Illustration technique: studio engraving


Keywords:
• Angola (Country, region, place)
• Congo-Kinshasa (Country, region, place)
• Congo-Brazzaville (Country, region, place)
• sand blasted (Materials and techniques)
• copper (Materials and techniques)
• Lemba healing (Notable features)
• seated figure (Notable features)
• bracelet (Object name, type)
• rollout detail (Object name, type)
• Kongo (Style, culture group)
• Yombe (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:04pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/2/8/76525_images_image_2813_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1875. Bastian, Adolf. Die deutsche Expedition an der Loango-Küste - nebst älteren Nachrichten über die zu erforschenden Länder, Vol. II.

Original language: German

Illustrator: "N.d Nat. gez. u. lith. o. W.A. Meyn, Berlin "N.d Nat. gez. u. lith. o. W.A. Meyn, Berlin, Verlag v. H. Constable

Illustration technique: studio engraving

Keywords:
• Angola (Country, region, place)
• Congo-Kinshasa (Country, region, place)
• Congo-Brazzaville (Country, region, place)
• copper (Materials and techniques)
• sand casting (Materials and techniques)
• bas-relief (Notable features)
• figurative (Notable features)
• Lemba healing (Notable features)
• bracelet (Object name, type)
• ring (Object name, type)
• Yombe (Style, culture group)
• Kongo (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:06pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/4/4/75980_images_image_4483_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1913. Frobenius, Leo (transl. Rudolf Blind). The Voice of Africa, Being an Account of the Travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the Years 1910-1912, Vol. 1 of 2.

Caption: Utensils of Ifa worship. Cups for keeping palm nuts, with figures depicting the court-life of the nobles. For size see index of illustrations. (Drawn by Carl Arriens)

Illustrator: Carl Arriens Carl Arriens

Illustration technique: engraving

Keywords:
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• carved wood (Materials and techniques)
• faces (Notable features)
• warrior (Notable features)
• caryatid figure (Notable features)
• high relief (Notable features)
• container (Object name, type)
• divination bowl (Object name, type)
• agere Ifa (Object name, type)
• Yoruba (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:09pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/3/4/2504_images_image_3479_image.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1882. "Berichte der Reisenden der Gesellschaft. Die Buchner'sche Expedition." Mittheilungen der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland, Vol. III, No. 2 (April).

Original language: German

Caption translation: Report of the African Res. (?) in Germany. Volume III, plate 5. [Above, left:] King Umóru’s home in Bida (as seen by Flegel)… low, carved columns [Above, middle:] Front building of Umóru’s home in Bida. [Above, right:] Entrance to the houses of the Great One in Bida. [Below, left:] Wood columns, 3.2’ – 4’ high that support the overhanging straw roofs in the homes of the great one in Bida. [Below, middle:] Barber hall at the market in Bida. [Below, left:] Part of the western wall of Bida, seen from inside. Straw roofs at some parts as shelter from rain.

Text translation: “Plate 5. Ground plan of King Umóru’s home in “Bida”, the capital of “Nupe”: 1. Surrounding wall. 2. Connecting wall in the interior [of grounds]. 3. Entrances. 4. Front and entrance hall, waiting hall. 5. Roofed front room, the usual place of the King and the folk during daily activities. 6. Place for horses. 7. Courtyard. 8. Main house. 9. An armory. 10. Passage hall, the roof of which is decorated with ostrich eggs. In this hall one often sees numerous tailors busy making robes and other garments. Carved wood columns that support the straw roof of the main building are indicated by small squares on the ground plan. Five examples of these wood columns are depicted below; they are about 3 ½’ – 4’ high and used only in “Yoruba” and “Nupe”, called “opo” in both lands. A room is formed between these columns and the wall of the house. It should also be noted in the reproduction of the walls from “Bida” that these walls are surrounded by a 8-10’ deep, and up to 7’ wide ditch. The barber hall is at least 40’ in diameter.” (p. 144)

Keywords:
• Bida (Country, region, place)
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)
• architecture (Notable features)
• plans (Notable features)
• palace (Notable features)
• column (Object name, type)
• house post (Object name, type)
• Nupe (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by Ishilove: 12:12pm On Apr 12, 2013
PhysicsMHD: [img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/8/96569_images_image_809_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1840. Allen, William. Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched during Lander's Last Visit in 1832-33.

Illustrator: William Allen, author


Keywords:
• Idah (Country, region, place)
• Nigeria (Country, region, place)

• courtiers (Notable features)
• Ata=king (Notable features)
• umbrella (Notable features
• Igala (Style, culture group)
Isn't this umbrella the type used by women to sell recharge card and roasted corn by the roadside?? shocked

Fashion never dies! cheesy

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Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:19pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/africa/caillie/caillie5.jpg[/img]

“View of the City of Timbuctoo” [This is the first view of Timbuktu drawn by a European visitor.]

'From the tower I had an extensive view over an immense plain of white sand, on which nothing grows except a few stunted shrubs, the mimosa ferruginea, and where the uniformity of the picture is only here and there broken by some scattered hills or banks of sand. I could not help contemplating with astonishment the extraordinary city before me, created solely by the wants of commerce, and destitute of every resource except what its accidental position as a place of exchange affords.' - René Caillié (1799-1838), Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-1828, Vol. 2, p. 71. London, 1830.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:22pm On Apr 12, 2013
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“Sketch of the Plan of the Great Mosque of Timbuctoo, and View Taken from the E.N.E.”

"I visited the great mosque on the west side of the town; it is larger than that on the east, but it is built in the same style. The walls are in bad repair, their facing being damaged by the rains, which fall in the months of August and September, and which are always brought on by easterly winds, accompanied by violent storms. Several buttresses are raised against the wall to support them; I ascended the tower, though its staircase, which is internal, is almost demolished. . . . The western quarter of the mosque seems very ancient, but the whole facade on that side is in ruins. There are also some vaulted arcades, from which the whole of the plaster facing is detached. This mosque is constructed of sun-dried bricks, of nearly the same form as those made in Europe. The walls are rough-cast with a kind of coarse sand, similar to that of which the bricks are made, mixed with the gluten of rice. . . . The eastern part is composed of six galleries. . . . The walls of the mosque are fifteen feet high and twenty-five or twenty-six inches thick." - René Caillié (1799-1838), Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-1828, Vol. 2, pp. 71-72. London, 1830.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by Nobody: 12:26pm On Apr 12, 2013
TIMBUKTU - the great city of legends!!!!

I'm so proud of these ancient African men!!!! cool

Thanks Physics, the pictures of Timbuktu made my day...
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:30pm On Apr 12, 2013
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“1, 2, 3: Details of the Great Mosque of Timbuctoo; 4, 5: Plan and Front of the House of Sidi Abdallah Chebir, in Which Mr. Caillié Resided”

"On the eastern wall, in the interior of the building, there are some ornaments made of yellow clay. They are in the form of a chevron or triangular festoon, two feet high, with an opening of a foot and a half. They commence about eighteen inches above the ground. The pillars supporting the arcades in the front, have some ornaments of the same material tolerably executed, but very much defaced. A kind of niche, in the centre of the eastern wall, is destined for the marabout who officiates at prayers." - René Caillié (1799-1838), Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-1828, Vol. 2, pp. 73-74. London. 1830

"Each house forms a square, containing two inner courts, round which are ranged the chambers, each of which is of a narrow oblong form and serves at once for a magazine and bed-room. These rooms receive light only from the door of entrance, and another very small door opening into the inner court." - René Caillié (1799-1838), Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-1828, Vol. 2, p. 77. London, 1830.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:44pm On Apr 12, 2013
shymexx: TIMBUKTU - the great city of legends!!!!

I'm so proud of these ancient African men!!!! cool

Thanks Physics, the pictures of Timbuktu made my day...

Glad to hear it. Here's another drawing of 19th century Timbuktu that I came across. This drawing below is by the German explorer Heinrich Barth, who visited Timbuktu in the 1850s. The drawing gives a view of the city as seen from the rooftop of one building. Unfortunately, the only site I found that was hosting the image was some random blog, rather than a more official site, so I don't know how long the image will stay up. But if the image goes down or something and you want to find the image again, the source is Heinrich Barth's book Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa. I'm pretty sure that digitized copies of the book are available to download online.

[img]http://stevekemper1.files./2012/05/timbuktu-view-from-terrace.jpg?w=1024&h=731[/img]

The image is from this blog entry by the way: http://blog.stevekemper.net/2012/05/10/barth-slept-here-uneasily/

That blog entry has a few modern pics of Timbuktu (but from before the current Malian crisis) as well and also some background information on the Western explorers that visited the city.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 12:53pm On Apr 12, 2013
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Publication: 1908. Powell-Cotton, Major P.H.G. "A Journey Through the Eastern Portion of the Congo State." The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. XIX, No. 3.

Original language: English

Caption translation: Wall of burnt clay surrounding a village near Timbuktu, Africa.

Illustration technique: field photograph

Publication page: 162

Keywords:
• Mali (Country, region, place)
• Timbuktu (Country, region, place)
• bas-relief (Materials and techniques)
• burnt clay (Materials and techniques)
• crocodile (Notable features)
• lizard (Notable features)
• animals (Notable features)
• architecture (Notable features)
• curvolinear designs (Notable features)
• wall decoration (Object name, type)
• Songhai (Style, culture group)

[As one of the researchers commenting on the RAAI website noted, this image is from Mali, from somewhere near Timbuktu, despite the title of the article that the image is from referring to Congo.]
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:15pm On Apr 12, 2013
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Publication: 1892. Binger, Louis. Du Niger au Golfe de Guinée par les pays de Kong et le Mossi. vol. I, Vol. I of II.

Original language: French

Caption translation:

View of Bassa

Illustrator: Édouard Riou, Maynard: engraver; Riou: artist based on Binger's sketches.

Illustration technique: field engraving

Keywords:
• Mali (Country, region, place)
• West Africa (Country, region, place)
• Bassa (Country, region, place)
• French Guinea (Country, region, place)
• clay (Materials and techniques)
• earth (Materials and techniques)
• lizard (Notable features)
• cayman (Notable features)
• serpent (Object name, type)
• wall reliefs (Object name, type)
• Bamana (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:19pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/4/8887_images_image_434_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1892. Binger, Louis. Du Niger au Golfe de Guinée par les pays de Kong et le Mossi. vol. I, Vol. I of II.

Original language: French

Caption translation:

Helmet from Katon

Text translation:

"Among the men participating in the funeral for the Katon people, I saw a young man wearing a quite original headdress. It was a fire-blackened wooden helmet made of one piece of wood. On the front there was a type of niche, in which a a relief had been carved of a man with arms and legs spread. On each side of this niche protruded a large wing or antler of about 40 cm. On these were painted white squares forming a checkerboard design with the black wood. The summit was topped by a sculpure representing a knight and his steed. The whole was roughly worked and symmetrical enough. Katon is composed of two villages separated by a pleasant brook, a tributary of the Banifing from Loufiné. The total poulation, composed of Dioula and Siène-ré reaches about 800 to 900 inhabitants." (p. 225)

Illustrator: Édouard Riou, Artigas: engraver; Riou: artist based on Binger's sketches.

Illustration technique: studio engraving

Keywords:
• Katon (Country, region, place)
• Mali (Country, region, place)
• pigment (Materials and techniques)
• wood (Materials and techniques)
• buffalo horns (Notable features)
• equestrian figure (Notable features)
• funerary (Notable features)
• headdress (Object name, type)
• helmet (Object name, type)
• Jula (Style, culture group)
• Senufo (Style, culture group)
• Syenara (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:25pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/5/1/26585_images_image_5129_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1901. Webster, W.D. Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnological Specimens. European and Eastern Arms and Armour. Prehistoric and Other Curiosities, Vol. V, No. 31.

Caption: "AFRICA. 167. ( x 47) Finely carved wood stool, 13 inches high, 20 1/2 inches long, 10 3/8 inches broad. (Ashanti)"

Illustration technique: b/w studio photograph

Keywords:
• Ghana (Country, region, place)
• carved (Materials and techniques)
• wood (Materials and techniques)
• concave (Notable features)
• fish (Notable features)
• rectangular (Notable features)
• bird (Notable features)
• headrest (Object name, type)
• stool (Object name, type)
• Akan (Style, culture group)
• Asante (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by abbk000: 1:28pm On Apr 12, 2013
See Agreement between the King of the Bonny Kingdom (Rivers State) and the Queen of England for the abolition of Slave trade. Check out the date of the Agreement "21st Nov 1818".

Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by abbk000: 1:35pm On Apr 12, 2013
Garden Party in Government House Marina

Old Marina

Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:35pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/6/3/98603_images_image_6331_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1874. Soden Smith, R.H. "Notes On Specimens Of Wrought Gold, Forming A Portion Of The Ashanti Indemnity." Archaeological Journal, Vol. 31.

Caption:

Head, sent as a symbol with "Messenger" Sword. Height of original, 8-1/2 inches.

Keywords:
• Ghana (Country, region, place)
• gold (Materials and techniques)
• mask (Object name, type)
• effigy head (Object name, type)
• pendant (Object name, type)
• Akan (Style, culture group)
• Asante (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by abbk000: 1:37pm On Apr 12, 2013
Government House Marina

Post-Colonial Nigeria. We used tho have an Airline grin

Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:41pm On Apr 12, 2013
abbk000: Garden Party in Government House Marina

Old Marina

Do you happen to know who the people in those pictures are, by any chance? Just wondering.
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:50pm On Apr 12, 2013
[img]http://raai.library.yale.edu/web/art/5/6/20768_images_image_5640_medium.jpg[/img]

Publication: 1873. "The Ashantee War." The Illustrated London News, Vol. 63, No. 1784.

Caption: Specimen of Ashantee Sculpture

Illustration technique: studio engraving

Keywords:
• Ghana (Country, region, place)
• pyroengraved ? (Materials and techniques)
• carved wood (Materials and techniques)
• bald (Notable features)
• figurated (Notable features)
• tribal marking (Notable features)
• staff finial ? (Object name, type)
• bottle stopper ? (Object name, type)
• Akan (Style, culture group)
• Asante (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:53pm On Apr 12, 2013
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Publication: 1874. Soden Smith, R.H. "Notes On Specimens Of Wrought Gold, Forming A Portion Of The Ashanti Indemnity." Archaeological Journal, Vol. 31.

Caption:

Griffin-like Bird, part of the decorations of the throne of the King of Ashanti. Entire height 6-3/4 inches.

Illustration technique: b/w context engraving

Keywords:
• Ghana (Country, region, place)
• Gold Coast (Country, region, place)
• gold (Materials and techniques)
• griffin (Object name, type)
• regalia (Object name, type)
• bird figurine (Object name, type)
• throne ornament (Object name, type)
• Akan (Style, culture group)
• Asante (Style, culture group)
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by everyday: 1:53pm On Apr 12, 2013
Very very interesting
Re: Interesting Images From Precolonial And Early Colonial Africa by PhysicsMHD(m): 1:58pm On Apr 12, 2013
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Publication: 1906. Vortisch, Dr. H. "Die Neger der Goldküste." Globus: Illustrierte Zeitschrift für Länder-und Völkerkunde, Vol. 90, No. 15.

Original language: German

Caption translation: Fig. 9 a and b. Golden breast shield of the king of Akra. Dimensions: 17,6 cm. Fig. 11. The load-bearer of the King of Akropong. Globus XC Nr. 15. Fig. 12. "Ntiri", king's sword from Nsabã. Blade 1 m, gilded wood handle 33 cm long. Fig. 13. "Afananta", double sword from the king of Nsabã. Blade 1 m, gilded wood handle 34 cm long. Fig. 14. Swords of the Asare fetish in Duakwa. Show piece at festivities. Iron with wood handles. Smeared with blood and iron. Each is ca. 47 cm long.

Illustration technique: studio engraving; studio drawing; b/w studio photograph

Keywords:
• Ghana (Country, region, place)
• Gold Coast (Country, region, place)
• gold (Materials and techniques)
• openwork (Notable features)
• feathers (Notable features)
• figurated blade (Notable features)
• royal load-bearer (Notable features)
• snake (Notable features)
• regalia (Object name, type)
• breastplate (Object name, type)
• scepter (Object name, type)
• sword (Object name, type)
• Akan (Style, culture group)
• Asante (Style, culture group)

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