Menelik II (1844-1913). He was king of Ethiopia, “Negus” or “Negusse”. His title is “King of Kings”. He is mainly known for the defeats he inflicted on the Italian colonial troops in 1896 and 1897. The news of Adoua’s final victory went around the world. It symbolizes the African independence against the European colonialism. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1945. Figurine in solid lead. Scale 55mm to the eye line. Overall height : 60 – 65mm.