The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

Royal tent made of silk damask

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What: A multi-coloured tent, given by Secretary of State for India, Sir Stafford Henry Northcote

Where: The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

The catalogue entry reads: “Royal tent made of silk damask.”

Museum number: Af1868,1230.19
Date: 19thC
Length: 358 cm
Width: 506 cm
Circumference: 1,012 cm
Acquisition name: Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh
Acquisition date: 1868

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