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

Publ Info Los Angeles : Fowler Museum at UCLA, [2011]
©2011
Los Angeles : Fowler Museum at UCLA, [2011]
©2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RIC  N7399.N52 B4758 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  N7399.N52 B4758 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  N7399.N52 B4758 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 607 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
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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
Includes bibliographical references 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
LC subject Art, Nigerian -- Benue River Valley (Cameroon and Nigeria) -- Exhibitions
Art, Nigerian -- Nigeria, Northern -- Exhibitions
Masks -- Benue River Valley (Cameroon and Nigeria) -- Exhibitions
Benue River Valley (Cameroon and Nigeria) -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions
Add Author Berns, Marla
Fardon, Richard
Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield
Adelberger, Jörg
Fowler Museum at UCLA
ISBN 9780977834457 (soft cover)
097783445X (soft cover)
9780977834464 (hard cover)
0977834468 (hard cover)