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ID: 300264043
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264043

 

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

 

Note: Ritual emblematic sculptures in the form of sceptors or of bundles of sticks from the tallow tree named "ofo", associated with an Igbo men's society also called "Ofo." Although typically of wood, examples made of bronze, copper alloy, and iron hae also been documented.
 
Terms:
ofo (sculptures) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
ofo (sculptures) (Spanish-P,D,U,SN)
ofo (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
Ofo (C,U,German-P,D)
Igbo (ofo) (C,U,Spanish,AD,U,SN)

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 ofo (sculptures)
............................ ofo (sculptures) (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Object Genres (hierarchy name)
.... Object Genres (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of object genres (object classifications)
........ object genres (object classifications) (G)
Hierarchy of <object genres by function>
............ <object genres by function> (G)
Hierarchy of ceremonial objects
................ ceremonial objects (G)
Hierarchy of ofo (sculptures)
.................... ofo (sculptures) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Rituele symbolische beeldhouwwerken in de vorm van scepters of van gebundelde takken van de talgboom genaamd ‘ofo’, die wordt geassocieerd met een gemeenschap van Igbo-mannen die ook ‘Ofo’ heet. Hoewel ofo meestal van hout zijn gemaakt, zijn er ook voorbeelden van brons, koperlegering en ijzer beschreven. 
German ..... Emblematische Ritualskulptur in Form eines Zepters oder eines Stöckebündels vom Talgbaum, der “Ofo” genannt wird, verbunden mit der Männergesellschaft der Igbo, die auch “Ofo” genannt wird. Wenngleich meist aus Holz, gibt es auch dokumentierte Beispiele aus Bronze, Kupfer und Stahl. 
Spanish ..... Esculturas emblemáticas rituales en la forma de cetros o haces de bastones del árbol de sebo llamado "ofo", asociado con una sociedad masculina Igbo también llamada "Ofo". Si bien usualmente de madera, han sido documentados ejemplares en bronce, aleación de cobre y hierro. 

Sources and Contributors:
Igbo (ofo)............  [CDBP-SNPC, VP]
.......................  Willett, Arte Africano (1999) 180
ofo (sculptures)............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.............................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.............................  African Arts (1967-) 48, Nancy Neaher, "Igbo metalsmiths among the southern Edo"
.............................  Contributed as a candidate term Candidate term -- AFRART -- 01/11/2001
.............................  Nwafor-Ejelinma, Ofo (1987) illustration, TITL
.............................  Schaedler, Lexikon Afrikanischer Kunst und Kultur (1994) 314
.............................  TAA database (2000-)
Ofo............  [IfM-SMB-PK Preferred]
...........  Bangerter und Leuzinger, Afrikanische Kunstwerke (1971) 194
...........  Jahn, Schwarzes Afrika (1963) 56
...........  Loth, Vom Schlangenkult zur Christuskirche (1985) 59
 
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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