Enslaved Ethnic Groups, East Africa, Upper Nile Region, 1840s

Source

L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 137

Description

Shows four men and one woman (with baby on her back), representing several types of tribus de negres (Negro tribes) involved in the slave trade, identified (from left to right), as Macoua, Inhamban, Maravi/Moravi, Muyao; the adults are shown with facial scarifications or so-called tribal marks. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138). The author describes in ethnocentric terms, the characteristics of each of these groups (pp. 135-136).

Date Created

1840-1850

Language

French

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

illustration137a
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