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Ethiopian Collection

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Haile Selassie / Ilz 1930

Haile Selassie / Ilz 1930
HAILE SELASSIE Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Haile Selassie / Ils 1936

Haile Selassie / Ils 1936
HAILE SELASSIE Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74) on his horse

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie
HAILE SELASSIE (1892 - 1975) Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Haile Selassie / Nachkrieg

Haile Selassie / Nachkrieg
HAILE SELASSIE Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74) in 1928, the year he assumed the title of King

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Othodox Christian Priest in Ethiopia, possibly in Axum

Othodox Christian Priest in Ethiopia, possibly in Axum
Ethiopian Orthodox Priest, possibly in Axum (Aksum)

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Menelik Ii / Ethiopia

Menelik Ii / Ethiopia
MENELIK II Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913)

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopia - Abbysinian Clergy

Ethiopia - Abbysinian Clergy Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Battle of Adowa

Battle of Adowa
The Battle of Adowa in which Meneliks Ethiopian forces defeated the Italians; Brigadier General Dabormidas troops encounter fierce resistance

Background imageEthiopian Collection: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arriving at the Ethiopian Embassy for a private dinner party given by the Emperor of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) during a visit to Britain

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Woman - Braided Hair - Nose Ring

Ethiopian Woman - Braided Hair - Nose Ring
A beautiful Ethiopian Woman in profile, with long braided hair, jewellery and a very large nose ring. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Family 1805

Ethiopian Family 1805
Family scene; man, woman and child of Ethiopia

Background imageEthiopian Collection: View of Dessie (Dese, Dessye, Dixan), Ethiopia

View of Dessie (Dese, Dessye, Dixan), Ethiopia
A view of Dessie (Dese, Dessye, Dixan), in Amhara region, north central Ethiopia

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Abyssinian Warriors - Ethiopia

Abyssinian Warriors - Ethiopia Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopia / Cartoon / Italy

Ethiopia / Cartoon / Italy
French comment on Ethiopian defeat of Italy - Italy receives a poke in the eye from a long split bread or " pain fendu

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Menelik Ii / Ethiopia / Rire

Menelik Ii / Ethiopia / Rire
MENELIK II Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) - a satirical view

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Italians Take Adwa

Italians Take Adwa
The Italians invade and capture Adua, against a poorly equipped and ill-prepared Ethiopian army

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Women - Dire Dawa

Ethiopian Women - Dire Dawa
Seven Ethiopian Women - Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Date: circa 1908

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), East Africa - tied up with a chain until they pay their debts! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Harar, eastern Ethiopia - The Banco di Roma

Harar, eastern Ethiopia - The Banco di Roma
circa 1910s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Woman from Harar, Somalia, East Africa

Woman from Harar, Somalia, East Africa
Woman in festival costume from the city of Harar, Somalia, East Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Chief Fitaurari Mangasha and his warriors

Ethiopian Chief Fitaurari Mangasha and his warriors
Ethiopian Commander of the Spearhead Fitaurari (General) Mangasha (with shield centre right) and his fearsome band of warriors pictured in the Arbaate Asmera neighbourhood of Asmara, Eritrea

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928)

Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928), and then King and Regent (from 1928 to 1930), and finally Emperor (from 1930 to 1974)

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Scenes of Life in Abyssinia, 1885

Scenes of Life in Abyssinia, 1885
Various depictions of rural life in Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia). We see a trial, a family dinner, drinking mead, and a Broundo - raw meat feast

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopia, Lalibela. The Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis)

Ethiopia, Lalibela. The Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis)
Ethiopia, Lasta province, Lalibela. The Church of Saint George (Bete Giyorgis). One of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Background imageEthiopian Collection: ETHIOPIAN DEATH RITE

ETHIOPIAN DEATH RITE
When a man of the GALLA people of ETHIOPIA dies, his sins must be washed away with the blood of a sacrificed cow, poured over his corpse before the grave is filled in Date: 1898

Background imageEthiopian Collection: The Indigenous Quarter at Harar, Ethiopia

The Indigenous Quarter at Harar, Ethiopia
circa 1910s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Cartoon, E W Mackney, Ethiopian entertainer

Cartoon, E W Mackney, Ethiopian entertainer (blackface minstrel). 1880s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian man and woman

Ethiopian man and woman. Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History, Naturhistorischer Bildersaal des Thierreiches, Liepzig, 1842

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Crowned baler, Melo aethiopicus

Crowned baler, Melo aethiopicus (Ethiopian volute, Voluta aethiopica). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Young Nubian woman and Ababde man

Young Nubian woman and Ababde man. Ethiopian mixed-race people. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith from his Natural History of the Human Species

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopia, East Africa - 1st Italo-Ethiopian War Memorial

Ethiopia, East Africa - 1st Italo-Ethiopian War Memorial
Ethiopia, East Africa - Hilltop memorial to the Italian soldiers killed in action during the First Italo-Ethiopian War fought between Italy and Ethiopia (Abyssinia) from 1895 to 1896

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Duke of York - Visit - Ras Tafari, Prince Regent of Ethiopia

Duke of York - Visit - Ras Tafari, Prince Regent of Ethiopia
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) accompanies Ras Tafari (1892-1975), the Prince Regent of Ethiopia who visited England in July 1924. Pictured here at Victoria Station, London

Background imageEthiopian Collection: ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS

ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS, dressed as American darkies, perform in the streets of London with banjo, violin, tambourine and castanets. Date: circa 1860

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Minstrels on Beach

Minstrels on Beach
Three brightly dressed minstrels entertain a group of holidaymakers on a beach Date: late 19th century

Background imageEthiopian Collection: DEMO IN GENEVA 1936

DEMO IN GENEVA 1936
Italian journalists being thrown out of the League Palace at Geneva, following a protest against Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, whom they called Slaver, etc. Date: 30 June 1936

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Milk vendors in Dire Dawa (Dire Daoua), Ethiopia

Milk vendors in Dire Dawa (Dire Daoua), Ethiopia
Female milk vendors sitting in the sun in Dire Dawa (Dire Daoua), a city in eastern Ethiopia (Abyssinia). Date: 1920s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Negadras Uorch蠦rom Gondar, Ethiopia

Negadras Uorch蠦rom Gondar, Ethiopia
Negadras UorchÞá®n traditional menswear from Gondar in the north of Ethiopia (Abyssinia). Negadras was an official title in Ethiopia given to the appointed leader of a towns merchants supervising

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ras Makonnen Walda-Mika el Guddisa - Abyssinia

Ras Makonnen Walda-Mika el Guddisa - Abyssinia
Ras Makonnen Walda-Mika el Guddisa, also Makonnen Wolde Mikael, Honorary KCMG (1852 1906) - a general and the governor of Harar province in Ethiopia, and the father of Tafari Makonnen

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants

Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants carrying possessions in two ornate baskets with conical lids. Date: late 1930s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Abyssinian Warrior - ready to fight

Abyssinian Warrior - ready to fight! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: View of Aksum (Axum), Tigray, Ethiopia

View of Aksum (Axum), Tigray, Ethiopia
Aksum (Axum), the former capital of Abyssinia, in Tigray, Ethiopia

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian (Abyssinian) lady

Ethiopian (Abyssinian) lady
Sitting portrait of an Ethiopian (Abyssinian) lady in traditional dress. Date: circa 1900

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Italy warned by Menelik of dealing with the Ottoman Sultan

Italy warned by Menelik of dealing with the Ottoman Sultan
The Italians in Libya - Italo-Turkish War. Menelik I, the Emperor of Ethiopia (who had defeated Italy in 1889) warns Italy

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Girls

Ethiopian Girls
Ethiopian (Abyssinian) Girls. Date: circa 1905

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Coptic and Ethiopian monks, west Ethiopian man and Libyan

Coptic and Ethiopian monks, west Ethiopian man and Libyan.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Nespekasuti, Scribe of Karnak. 490 BC. Ethiopian

Nespekasuti, Scribe of Karnak. 490 BC. Ethiopian age. Egyptian art. Sculpture on rock. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Egyptian Museum

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopian Woman in suggestive repose

Ethiopian Woman in suggestive repose
Beautiful Ethiopian Woman in suggestive repose. The card caption reads: " Seeing something of the East and enjoying wonderful experiences". Read into that what you will... Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEthiopian Collection: Ethiopia, Africa - Bloodletting

Ethiopia, Africa - Bloodletting
Remedies: Bloodletting (after a razor has drawn blood) using a cow horn. Date: circa 1910s



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