Slave Coffle, 19th cent.

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Painting by Alphonse Levy (1843-1918) in Musee des Arts Africains et Oceaniens, Paris; published in the exhibition catalog Les Anneaux de la Memoire: Nantes-Europe-Afriques-Ameriques, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Nantes, France, Dec. 1992-Feb. 1994.

Caption: "Convoi de Femmes Captives" (convoy of captive women); women and children with two African guards armed with rifles, one horse-mounted. Date unknown; location is probably the Western Sudan.