Royal Ceremony, Dahomey, late 18th cent.

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Image Reference

Antoine Edward Pruneau de Pommegorge, Description de la Nigritie (Amsterdam and Paris, 1789), Fold out engraving, facing p. 191.

Captioned, "Cérémonie de l'Anniversaire de la mort du Pere du Roi des Dahomets" (Ceremony of the Anniversary of the death of the father of King of Dahomey). Note European visitors (slave traders ?) seated on the platform (right side); king in foreground. The ceremony is described on pp. 190-193.