King of the Fans, Western Equatorial Africa, 1850s

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Image Reference

Paul B. Du Chaillu, Explorations & adventures in equatorial Africa (London, 1861), facing p. 77. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Ndiayai, King of the Fans"; king is shown in regalia, armed with lances, shield, and sword; wearing animal tooth necklace, amulet. Author travelled through western equatorial Africa in 1856-59.