Divination Using Poultry, Marghi, Northeastern Nigeria, 1860

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This record was last updated on 18 Jan 2011

Image Reference

Hermann Wagner, Schilderung der Reisen . . .Eduard Vogel in Central-Afrika (Leipzig, 1860), p. 243

Caption, "Gottesgericht der Marghi" (literally, Court of God of the Marghi). Shows two men, each holding a rooster; with onlookers. Although this appears to be a cockfight, the caption suggests an ordeal or some other method of divination.