Battle of King Takla Haymant of Gojjam against the Dervishes

Battle of King Takla Haymant of Gojjam against the Dervishes

This stunning Ethiopian mural portrays the Battle of King Takla Haymanot of Gojjam against the Dervishes. Painted on cloth in 1881, it’s now located at the Harn Museum of Art and the image here is available in the Public domain. It’s also featured on the dust jacket of a book recently acquired for our collections:

Takla ʼIyasus, and Germā Gétāhun. 2014. The Goğğam chronicle. Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press.

Feel free to view it at higher resolution at the link above (where 2 additional panels are also available). It looks better in larger formats!

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