The Prince and the Plunder

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


Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A tabot from the collection of “Colonel Mackie”

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

British museum database:
Museum number: Af1968,0401.1
Purchased from: Miss Mackie in 1968
Previous owner/ex-collection: Col Mackie

There is no mention of Magdala in the database entry. But a Major Mackie served in the 1868 Abyssinian campaign with the Transport Corps, according to Hart’s Army List.

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