Henri Adrien Tanoux – The Sultan’s Favorite. The French painter, Adrien Henri Tanoux, left an indelible mark on the history of Orientalist Art, and yet today he remains a relatively little known artist. He has no page on wiki (yet), and biographical information concerning his life is scant. He was born October 10, 1865 in Marseille. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was a student of Leon Bonnat. To learn more about Tanoux you need to look at his teacher Leon Bonnat
Dreadlocks are a historic tradition. This hair style has been symbolic in the Rastafarian Movement since long before the 1960's, but this time period was defined with the growing rastaman community. Having dreadlocks symbolize a human's fear of their god. Dreads on a lion head represents the Lion of Judah (Jah), and also expresses the Rasta rebellion against Babylonian culture.