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House of slave trader Tippu Tip. Traditional carved door. Detail: tympanum.

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House of slave trader Tippu Tip. Traditional carved door. Detail: tympanum.
19th c African (East) Zanzibari Architectural Decoration

ZANZIBARI Anonymous
c. 1850-1880
19th c
Zanzibari
Door
Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe). Zanzibar. Tanzania.
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"Tippu (or Tippo) Tip (Hamed Bin Mohammed el Murjebi, 1837-1905) was the most famous slaver in the Congo and East Africa. Elaborately carved doors were status symbols in Zanzibari houses."

Caption: ZANZIBARI Anonymous | House of slave trader Tippu Tip. Traditional carved door. Detail: tympanum. | c. 1850-1880 | African (East) | Zanzibari | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | zanz3317

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