National Geographic : 1935 Sep
THIS PAINTING PROCLAIMS AN ETHIOPIAN LEGEND THAT THE RULING FAMILY IS DESCENDED FROM SOLOMON AND THE QUEEN OFSHEBA Love of color and a fondness for graphic grouping of many figures in one picture are characteristic of Ethiopian painters. Here, with abackground ofgold, is portrayed a coronation, observed by buglers, a drum corps, warriors, and priests. From the left, under an umbrella,approaches theQueen, along with apack train bearing gifts. The structure in the background represents the Palace of Solomon.