Royal Ceremony, Dahomey, late 18th cent.

Description

Captioned, Cèrèmonie 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.

Source

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

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Pommegorge1

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Western Bight

Citation

"Royal Ceremony, Dahomey, late 18th cent.", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1574
Captioned, Cèrèmonie 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.
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