siucJones Archive

Index to photographs from the Abiriba Igbo region
All photographs by G. I. Jones

Copyright to these photographs belong to the G. I. Jones estate and is managed by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge. Reproduction for publication is prohibited without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.

Anyone wishing to obtain rights to use any of these images in a publication or museum exhibit should direct inquiries to the Senior Assistant Curator at
cumaa@hermes.cam.ac.uk
This archive was produced by John C. McCall with the cooperation of Ursula Jones.

I
t was created as part of a project funded by grants from The English Speaking Union and Southern Illinois University.

Production facilities were generously provided by the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge.



Abiriba Igbo


Modern female figure Abiriba

Modern male figure Abiriba

Mask "Cross River mask" collected by P.A. Talbot, probably Abiriba. In Pitt Rivers Museum,
Oxford


Canoe with figures Abiriba

Ekpe (Igbo) head Abiriba

Boys masquerade (Ibibio style mask), Abiriba


Mask Abiriba

Boy next to food bowl Abiriba

Tripod drum Abiriba


Ngbagba Ikoro Festival


Two masks Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small boys chorus Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Older woman touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba


Small girls touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

A different Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small girl's parade Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba


Small boy with Ajonku Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Clown mask Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba




Abiriba Obu Houses (meeting houses)


Figures in Obu Abiriba

Figures in Obu Amogudu, Abiriba

Figure in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba


Obu house Abiriba

Obu house Abiriba

Chief in Obu house Abiriba

Figures in Obu house Female with pot on head, male with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba


Figures in Obu house Woman with a baby. Above her a man with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba

Four Obu figures Abiriba

Carved pillars in Obu house Abiriba. Jones notes: 'Figures carved on the central pillar are: below, a woman with a waterpot on her head; above, an "Egbo runner" (i.e. the agent of the Ekpe [Egbo] secret society, his identity concealed beneath a tight fitting all enveloping costume and believed by the uninitiated to be a forest daemon. The servant of the Ekpe spirit to which the society ministers.)

Figure of woman and baby (Note the ikoro drums hanging from the ceiling of the obu), Abiriba


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