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Kwer’ata Re’esu Icon
This painting, showing Jesus Christ looking downward, was taken from Maqdala by Sir Richard Holmes, representative of the British Museum on the expedition. He did not disclose his acquisition during his lifetime. The Kwer’ata Re’esu, purchased in London in 1950, is now the property of a Portuguese collector who wishes to remain anonymous.

 
treasure count:
468 items
still missing
10 items
returned
(still counting)

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manuscripts
military hardware
miscellaneous
personal effects
religious artefacts
royal regalia
tabots

current locations

The British Library
The British Museum
Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum Halifax
Dundee University Museum
Edinburgh University Library
The John Rylands Uni Library
Lancaster Museum & Priory
National Archives of Scotland
The Schřyen Collection
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Windsor Castle

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