Research Catalog

[Oxmantown collection of West African art]

Title
[Oxmantown collection of West African art] [realia].
Author
Parsons, Brendan.
Publication
1965?-1970.

Details

Found In
nnrc (CstRLIN)NYPG085000078-F
Description
  • 3 figures.
  • 3 masks.
  • 4 weapons.
  • 1 stool.
  • 1 house post.
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Access to the collection is by appointment only and is restricted to qualified and experienced researchers.
Cite As (note)
  • From the collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox & Tilden Foundation, Arts & Artifacts Division.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Works from the collection may be borrowed for exhibition purposes. Photography of art or artifacts in the collection is prohibited. In most instances, prints of collection items are available for sale to researchers. Permission for loans and to reproduce prints for publication must be obtained in writing.
Provenance (note)
  • In 1970 the Schomburg Center purchased from Mr.& Mrs. Brendan Parsons, (Lord and Lady Oxmantown by title), a small collection of West African artifacts. The Oxmantowns spent time in West Africa through the United Nations Development Programme. It was during this period that they collected these objects. The Yoruba of Nigeria have one of the oldest and richest artistic traditions in Africa, a tradition that remains vital and influential today. The Center acquired these works to enhanced its holdings of Yoruba art and culture, which at the time, was the focus scholarly and general interest.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the African Art & Artifacts Collection.
Call Number
Sc Art (Oxmantown collection of West African art)
Author
Parsons, Brendan. Collector
Title
[Oxmantown collection of West African art] [realia].
Imprint
1965?-1970.
Access
Access to the collection is by appointment only and is restricted to qualified and experienced researchers.
Summary
The "Lord and Lady Oxmantown" Collection consist of eleven 20th. century artifacts produced primarily by the Yoruba of Nigeria, West Africa. The Collection is comprised of the following objects: a pair of ibeji twin figures with a cowrie-shell coat, a figurine, three masks, a caryatid stool, three lances, a shango wand and house post. Ethnic groups and countries represented are as follows: Yoruba, Ekoi, Fon, Mossi and Nago; countries are: Nigeria, Benin (formerly Dahomey and Burkino Faso (formerly Upper Volta).
Cite As:
From the collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox & Tilden Foundation, Arts & Artifacts Division.
Terms Of Use
Works from the collection may be borrowed for exhibition purposes. Photography of art or artifacts in the collection is prohibited. In most instances, prints of collection items are available for sale to researchers. Permission for loans and to reproduce prints for publication must be obtained in writing.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the African Art & Artifacts Collection.
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Found In:
nnrc (CstRLIN)NYPG085000078-F
Research Call Number
Sc Art (Oxmantown collection of West African art)
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