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GUINEA NATIVES Newborn Religious Rites - 1780 Antique Print Engraving

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Religious Ceremonies practised by the People of Guinea Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Copperplate engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: 1780 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: n/a - n/a - London, Alexander Hogg, at No. 16, Pater-Noster Row. Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Light signs of handling. Short vertical tear at bottom edge, repaired (long time ago) with paper tape. Overall dimensions of print: Including blank margins: 9 x 14 (1 inch = 2,54 cm) Type of paper: Thick - Heavier - Medium heavy, laid - Slightly heavier - Thin Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures Notes: 1. Green border around the print is just a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. 2. See shipping, returns, terminology, etc. at the bottom of page. Description of the subject depicted in the print: On that day which answers to our Sunday, the Blacks assemble themselves together in a spacious square, in the centre whereof is a sacred tree, called the tree of the Fetiche. At the foot thereof ihey set a table which is embellished below with boughs wreathed in the form of crowns. The table is covered with palm-wine, rice, millet, c. in order to drink and eat afier their service is over, in honour of their Fetiches. The whole day is spent in dancing and capering round the tree of the Fetiche, and in singing and druming upon divers instruments of brass. The priest frequently sits near the centre of the place before a kind of altar, on which he offers up some sacrifices to the Fetiches; and some men women and children sit promiscuously round the celebrant, who reads or pronounces a kind of homily to them. At the conclusion, he takes a whisp of of straw, twisted hard, which he dips into a pot full of some particular liquor in which there is a serpent. He either besmears or sprinkles the children with this holy water, mumbling over them a certain form of words, and he observes the same ceremony with respect to the altar, and afterwards empties the pot; and then his assistants close the service with some inarticulate unintelligible sounds, loud acclamations, and clamping of hands. On this solemn day they wash their faces and bodies with more care and pains than on any other; for they practise ablutions. They wash themselves every morning, and afterwards draw white lines upon their faces, with I piece of earth like chalk, or lime, as acts of devotion, performed in honour of their Fetiche. The priest, attended by two women, frequently repairs to the tree of the Fetiche, in order to accomplish his magical incantations ; at the foot whereof there appears, as we are informed, a black dog, who answers all his interrogatories. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Shipping: Worldwide. We gladly combine multiple purchases into one package. Terminology: to learn more about antique prints and their terminology. "Inch to cm" conversion: to see our handy "inch to cm" conversion table. Our other listings : to see our other listings . Notes: --- findbible findoccult findmideast Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving


This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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