Musgu Chief with Horse, Nigeria, 1850s


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Source
Henry [Heinrich] Barth, Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa . . . . in the year 1849-1855 (Philadelphia, 1859), facing title page.

Comments
Village scene: chief in regalia with his horse in foreground; other villagers cooking, pounding grain with mortar and pestle. Musgu located south of Lake Chad in present-day Nigeria. Barth describes his arrival there in late 1851, p. 264 ff.