Village Scene, Senegal, 1850s


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Image Reference
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Source
Anne Raffenel, Nouveau voyage dans le pays des negres, suivi d'études sur la colonie du Sénégal . . . (Paris, 1856), vol. 1, facing p. 215.

Comments
Caption: "Caravanseri d'un village Negre," shows group of men and women (one is nursing her baby), lounging in a village; clothing styles, jewelry, and other objects of material culture are shown, including pottery, rifle, spear, protective amulets. The two men in the foreground (one with a rifle, the other with a spear) are apprently members of a caravan ("caravanseri"), although all persons shown may be part of that group.