Staircase base for a flagpole with lion on top.
20th c Ethiopian Art Deco Sculpture
Addis Ababa. Ethiopia.
The base was constructed by the Italians during the occupation of 1936, its fourteen steps commemorated Mussolini's coming to power in 1922. Emperor Haili Selassi added the Ethiopian royal lion on top in 1941.
ETHIOPIAN | Staircase base for a flagpole with lion on top. | 1936 | Ethiopian | Art Deco
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