A Maiduguri medicine man or shaman, Nigeria. Halftone after a photograph by E.L. Temple.
- Temple, C. L.
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A medicine-man, Maiduguri. The medicine-man has to wear numerous charms not only to make certain that he possesses magical powers, but also to advertise the fact that he depends upon them, some of which he sells to customers at a high price. The clothes of the man above are almost concealed by the number of his amulets, while a leopard-skin does duty as a hat. By the courtesy of Mrs. C.L. Temple.
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