Portrait of the Emperor Ras Tafari administering justice

Painting on cotton depicting an emperor, possibly Emperor Tewodros, presiding over his court of justice. He is seated on the right under the canopy, accompanied by two lions, and to his left are three seated priests with open books. Directly in front of him are a group of noblemen and prisoners. All around are the various forms of punishment meted out to those who disobey the law.

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