Cushion cover; embroidered with wool with scene from the Ethiopian Sheba legend on one side only, showing two figures beneath the stelae at Aksum believed to mark the burial-place of the Queen of Sheba; bright colours; black cotton backing and zips.
- Made in: Ethiopia
- Height: 39 centimetres
- Width: 37.5 centimetres
Bowers catalogue entry
Embroidered with wool, each shows a different scene from the Ethiopian tradition of Solomon and Sheba. These are part of the modern tourist-orientated industry within that country which has developed the story into a revenue-earner for the economy.
2004-2005 17 Oct-13 Mar, California, Bowers Museum, 'Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality'
Excellent; velcro strip at the top on the reverse for mounting and display
- Topographic representation of: Aksum
- (Africa,Ethiopia,Tigray,Aksum (town))
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Object reference number: WCO107462
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