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I, Helen Thein, painted this in 1974. It was commissioned by Luel Ras Mengesha Seyoum, Governor of Tigray who is the great grandson of Emperor Johannes IV. When Ras Mengesha left Ethiopia, the painting was left in the old palace in Makelle, which is now a museum. The painting has deteriorated a bit, but I am glad it has survived years of neglect, and is now being displayed.