Solomon King

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  Near the altar of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa is a secular portrait depicting a session of the League of Nations in 1936. The focus of the picture is an address by Emperor Haile Selassie. But in the background, looking on, is de Valera.

Eamon de Valera may have a mixed reputation in Ireland, the country he dominated for so long. But he holds an exalted place – literally – in Ethiopia,(...)

Faberge 1885 sapphire and diamond brooch €1,200–€1,800

Throughout history, sapphires have been revered for their beauty, strength and durability, and their perceived powers of wellness and protection. In (...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

Fr Jack Finucane  at the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian photographs in 1995. Photograph: David Sleator

Among the metaphorical badges of honour pinned to Jack Finucane’s breast by those who knew him and served with him, was the virtue of wisdom, said to (...)