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Title: The rhinoceros-horn beakers of Menelik II of Ethiopia: materiality, ritual and kingship
Author(s): Muehlbauer, M.
Year published: 2019
Journal: West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
Volume: 26 (1)
Pages: 61-79
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African Rhino Species
Three rhinoceros-horn beakers, now held in storage at the Smithsonian Institution, were the most valuable gifts among many given by Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913), to the United States ambassador (Herman) Hoffman Philip between 1909 and 1910. Ethiopia, surrounded on all sides by co...

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