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8.5 x 11.6 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of Cetshwayo reclining on a mat. There is a tartan blanket draped across him and he has an isicoco, a band of hair and grass woven onto the heads of married Zulu men. There is a cannon just visible behind him. Cetshwayo was the King of the Zulu Kingdom at the time of the Anglo-Zulu War (1879). This photograph was probably taken at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, where he was exiled following the Zulu defeat.
From the collection of Queen Victoria