The Prince and the Plunder

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

Processional cross last heard of in Carluke, Scotland *

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A processional cross

Where: Unknown

Description: One of three processional “Abyssinian crosses” sketched by William Simpson, an artist and correspondent for the Illustrated London News. on Britain’s Abyssinian Expedition in 1868.

A note on the page reads: “Abyssinian Crosses sent by W.S.A. Lochhart to his father at Carluke, Scotland”

Sources: Page 59 of one of two sketchbooks in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, scanned in by the British Library –

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