Kota Maryam Monastery.Queen accompanied by a black slave carrying an umbrella.
16th c Ethiopian Ethiopian Solomonic Painting
ETHIOPIAN LATER SOLOMONIC Anonymous
(1540 - 1769)
Pigment on canvas
Lake Tana. Dek Island.
Ethiopians traditionally raided in the southern provinces and captured blacks which they sold as slaves. Although the slave trade was outlawed in the 19th century, Ethiopia did not outlaw slavery itself until the 20th.
ETHIOPIAN LATE SOLOMONIC | Kota Maryam Monastery. Queen accompanied by a black slave carrying an umbrella. | c. 1550-1600 | Ethiopian | Painting
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