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Governatore,1 uscendo fuori si fà andar inanzi un campanello2

Governor, when going out has a small bell walking in front of him

  • 1. About Kongo elite outfits see Fromont, The Art of Conversion, 138-43.
  • 2. About bells see Cécile Fromont, "From Image to Grave, and Back: Multidisciplinary Inquiries into Kongo Christian Visual Culture," in The Kongo Kingdom: The Origins and Dynamics of an African Polity, ed. Koen Bostoen and Inge Brinkman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
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