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ID: 300262695
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300262695

 

Record Type: concept
asen (commemorative sculpture, <sculpture by function>, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Sculptures of the Fon people of Benin, Africa, consisting of a staff surmounted by a disc-like platform decorated with a tableau of cut-out or forged metal figures, often with pendants hanging from the edge; they function as commemoratives to deceased relatives, and are prayed to and offered sacrifices in ceremonies of mourning and ancestor worship.
 
Terms:
asen (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
asen (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
asen (Spanish-P,D,U,SN)
assen (sculpture) (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
阿神祭壇杖 (C,U,Chinese (traditional)-P,D,U,U)
阿神杖式祭壇 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
ā shén jì tán zhàng (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin)-P,UF,U,U)
a shen ji tan zhang (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones)-P,UF,U,U)
a shen chi t'an chang (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Wade-Giles)-P,UF,U,U)
Asen (C,U,German-P,D,B)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by function>
........................ <sculpture by function> (G)
Hierarchy of commemorative sculpture
............................ commemorative sculpture (G)
Hierarchy of asen
................................ asen (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Components (hierarchy name)
.... Components (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of components (objects parts)
........ components (objects parts) (G)
Hierarchy of <components by specific context>
............ <components by specific context> (G)
Hierarchy of architectural elements
................ architectural elements (G)
Hierarchy of <architectural elements by building type>
.................... <architectural elements by building type> (G)
Hierarchy of religious building fixtures
........................ religious building fixtures (G)
Hierarchy of <altars and altar components>
............................ <altars and altar components> (G)
Hierarchy of altars (religious fixtures)
................................ altars (religious fixtures) (G)
Hierarchy of asen
.................................... asen (G)

Additional Notes:
Chinese (traditional) ..... 非洲貝南(Benin) 豐族人(Fon people)的雕塑,由一根棍杖及置於其上之圓盤狀平台組成,平台上飾以金屬切削或鍛製之人像,邊緣常懸掛垂飾;其功用為紀念已故親人,也在追悼儀式及祖先崇拜中,作為祈禱和奉獻祭品的對象。 
Dutch ..... Beeldhouwwerken van de Fon, een volk uit Benin in Afrika, bestaande uit een staf met daarop een schijfachtig platform versierd met uitgesneden of gesmede figuurtjes, vaak met hangers die van de randen afhangen. Ze dienen als herinnering aan overleden famillieleden. Tijdens rouwceremonies en vooroudervereringen worden aan de asen offers gebracht en gebeden gewijd. 
German ..... Skulptur der Fon in Benin, Afrika, die aus einer Stange besteht, die von einer runden Platte mit einem Tableau, an dessen Rändern oft Anhänger angebracht sind, überfangen wird, und mit augeschnittenen oder geschmiedeten Metallfiguren darauf. Sie dient als Gedenken an verstorbene Verwandte und wird bei Trauerfeiern und Vorfahrenverehrungen angebetet und mit Opfergaben bedacht. 
Spanish ..... Esculturas del pueblo Fon de Benín, África, consistentes en un palo montado en una plataforma con forma de disco decorada con tablero de figuras recortadas de metal forjado, a menudo con colgante sostenido desde el borde; funcionan como objetos conmemorativos de los familiares fallecidos y se les ora y ofrecen sacrificios en ceremonias de luto y culto al ancestro. 

Sources and Contributors:
阿神祭壇杖............  [AS-Academia Sinica Preferred]
..............  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
阿神杖式祭壇............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
asen............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
...........  AAT-Ned (1994-)
...........  Bay, Asen (1985) 5
...........  Blier, African Vodun (1995) 146
...........  Contributed as a candidate term Candidate term -- AFRART -- 3/96; resubmitted 3/98 with extra UF
...........  Freyer, Asen (1993) illustration, TITL, note 2. on p. 18 states that "asen" is both singular and plural
...........  Gillon, Breve historia del arte africano (1984) 239
Asen............  [IfM-SMB-PK Preferred]
...........  AAT-Deutsch (2012-)
...........  Fillitz, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika (2002) 171
...........  Martin und Luque, Altaöre (2001) 198
a shen chi t'an chang............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
......................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
a shen ji tan zhang............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
ā shén jì tán zhàng............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
assen (sculpture)............  [VP]
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) Vol. 11, 246
 
Subject: .....  [AS-Academia Sinica, CDBP-SNPC, IfM-SMB-PK, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Legacy AAT data
Chinese (traditional) .......... [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......... AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
German .......... [IfM-SMB-PK]
.......... IfM Berlin
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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