Sierra Leone I. Cutting Down a Fetish-tree: 19th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Sierra Leone I. Cutting Down a Fetish-tree: 19th century

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Sierra Leone I. 'Cutting Down a Fetish-tree', unsigned, undated, but probably published by the Church Missionary Society, 1850 or later. A fetish tree being removed at Waterloo, Sierra Leone. The fetish-tree decorated with pieces of cloth, animal skulls and bones and knives would have been considered idolatrous by Christian missionaries and so removed.
 

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Date

1850 AD - 1860 AD
 

Image Number

000778
 

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