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Painting in water based pigment on Italian military paper depicting Ras Makonnen on horse back surrounded by retainers, two angels and a red, yellow and green flag.
Verso; military parade with warriors armed with guns, some play trumpets, others on horseback play large drums. Framed with a paper mount.
- Painted in: Addis Ababanear
- (Africa,Ethiopia,Addis Ababa)
- Found/Acquired: Ethiopia
- Length: 41 centimetres
- Width: 27 centimetres
Inscription ScriptGe'ez fidel
Inscription Positiontop, left
Inscription TranslationRas Makonnen
Previously part of a book of images used as models for mural paintings. These were made by an Ethiopian priest who was producing paintings and murals in the 1940s.
"Acquired from a mural painter 1/2 Day's drive from Addis Ababa" from label found with paintings.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF86783
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