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Fon of Bafut, reclining on a carved wooden bed; members of his court in the background


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Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Collection consists chiefly of photographic prints and slides documenting early 20th century Nigeria.


  • 1930 - 1972


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From the Collection: 96 Boxes

From the Collection: 4 trunks

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials

Compare the bed to 22N:43:b:2


  • Photographer not identified
  • Location: Cameroon

    Signed: Maurice Fiévet

    Inscription not found

    Possibly to be identified with the painting listed as "The Fon of Bafut" in Exhibition of oil paintings of people and scenes in Nigeria and the Cameroons by Maurice Fiévet, Imperial Institute Gallery, June 26-July 15, 1950 (number 148)

    One of a series of prints of Fiévet paintings that are consistent in appearance, and which may not be by Duckworth

    Item category: Painting

  • Creator

    Repository Details

    Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

    Northwestern University Libraries
    1970 Campus Drive
    Evanston IL 60208-2300 US