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Benin (Dahomey): men holding staffs made of human skulls with plumes of horsehair. Photograph by Kurt Lubinski (?), 19--.
- Lubinski, Kurt, 1899-1969.
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1 photograph : photoprint ; image 12.6 x 18 cm
Staffs made of human skulls and horsehair with beaten silver handles. They were used in a dance celebrating victorious battle by the famous Amazon wives of the king of Dahomey who became soldiers (Lubinski)
Wellcome Library no. 663251i
Photograph verso bears photographic studio stamp: "Copyright by Kurt Lubinski [...]"