Amborn, Hermann. Concepts in wood and stone: socio-religious monuments of the Konso of southern Ethiopia

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Concepts in wood and stone: socio-religious monuments of the Konso of southern Ethiopia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Zeitschrift für Ethnologie -- Bd. 127, heft 1

Published By: Original publisher Zeitschrift für Ethnologie -- Bd. 127, heft 1 Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag. 2002. 77-101 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Hermann Amborn

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Konso (MP17)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Mnemonic devices (211); Visual arts (5311); War veterans (729); Cult of the dead (769); Social personality (156); Ethos (181); Status, role, and prestige (554); Woodworking (322);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Konso are renowned for carved wood sculptures and hewn stone stelae. Artistic elements depicted in these unique objects are described in early accounts of Konso society. By shifting the focus to their deeper meanings and day-to-day cultural functions as memorials of war heroes and ancestors, this article argues that these works of art help the Konso inculcate shared values and ideal images of admired and respected individuals.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mp17-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973-1974, 1980-1981, 2000

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1931-2000

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Konso (African people)


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