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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.
Date
1940-1960
Reference
663251i
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1940-1960

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; image 12.6 x 18 cm

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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)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 663251i

Lettering note

Photograph verso bears photographic studio stamp: "Copyright by Kurt Lubinski [...]"

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