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Kota Maryam Monastery.Queen accompanied by a black slave carrying an umbrella.
16th c Ethiopian Ethiopian Solomonic Painting

ETHIOPIAN LATER SOLOMONIC Anonymous (1540 - 1769)
c. 1550-1600
16th c
Pigment on canvas
Ethiopian Solomonic
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.

Caption: ETHIOPIAN LATE SOLOMONIC | Kota Maryam Monastery. Queen accompanied by a black slave carrying an umbrella. | c. 1550-1600 | Ethiopian | Painting

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