Ashanti Soldier, Gold Coast, 1824


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Image Reference
B026

Source
Joseph Dupuis, Journal of a Residence in Ashantee (London, 1824), facing p. 193.

Comments
The soldier, clad in beads, is shown holding a rifle and a horn; the latter is known in Jamaica as an "abeng" and found among the maroons of that island. Dupuis was the British government envoy to Ashanti.