Soldiers with Spears, Bows, Arrows, Northern Nigeria, 1820s

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This record was last updated on 05 Apr 2016

Image Reference

Dixon Denham, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (London, 1826), facing p. 166.

Derived from a field sketch by Denham, the engraving shows "Kanemboo [Kanem] spearman" [left]; "Munga bowman" [right]; both "in the service of the Sheikh of Bornu."