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ID: 300264042
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264042

 

Record Type: concept
onile (<sculpture by function>, sculpture (visual works), ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Freestanding, cast brass shrine figures, symbols of the Ogboni society of the Yoruba people of Nigeria; they often occur in pairs. The name literally means "owners of the earth."
 
Terms:
onile (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
onile (Spanish-P,D,U,SN)
onile (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
Onile (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 onile
............................ onile (G)

Additional Parents:

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 function>
................ <visual works by function> (G)
Hierarchy of religious visual works
.................... religious visual works (G)
Hierarchy of onile
........................ onile (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Vrijstaande schrijnfiguren van gegoten koper, symbolen van de Ogboni-samenleving van de Yoruba in Nigeria; ze komen vaak in paren voor. De naam betekent letterlijk ‘bezitters van de aarde’. 
German ..... Freistehende, gegossene Schreinfigur aus Messing, Symbol der Ogboni, einer Gemeinschaft der Yoruba in Nigeria; kommt oft paarweise vor. Der Name bedeutet wortwörtlich “Eigner der Erde”.  
Spanish ..... Figuras de templos exentas, de latón vaciado, símbolos de la sociedad Ogboni del pueblo Yoruba de Nigeria; a menudo están en pares. El nombre literalmente significa "dueños de la tierra". 

Sources and Contributors:
onile............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..............  Contributed as a candidate term Candidate term -- AFRART -- 01/11/2001
..............  Drewal et al., Yoruba (1989) 249
..............  Eyo, 2000 Years of Nigerian Art (1997) illustration, 180, illustration at p.181
..............  Fagg, Yoruba (1982) 39
..............  Gillon, Breve historia del arte africano (1984) 251
..............  Phillips, Africa (1995) 418, Babatunde Lawal, "Female Ogboni altar figure (onile), Yoruba, Nigeria"
Onile............  [IfM-SMB-PK Preferred]
..............  Figl und Klein, Der Begriff der Seele in der Religionswissenschaft (2002) 104
..............  Meyer, Das Fingierte Geschlecht (1999) 137
..............  Zwernemann, Die Erde in Vorstellungswelt und Kultpraktiken (1968) 104
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, IfM-SMB-PK, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Legacy AAT data
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
German .......... [IfM-SMB-PK]
.......... IfM Berlin
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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