Soldiers with Weapons, Northern Nigeria, 1820s


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This record was last updated on 09 Aug 2010

Image Reference
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Source
Dixon Denham, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (London, 1826), facing p. 166. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Derived from a field sketch by Denham, the engraving shows "Kanemboo [Kanem] spearman" [left]; "Munga bowman" [right]; both "in the service of the Sheikh of Bornu."