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Leaf from Ethiopian Gospels (first half of the 16th century) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the...

Portrait of the Evangelist Matthew (first half of the 16th century, Ethiopia) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the...

Virgin and Child flanked by the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (16th Century, Ethiopia) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the...

Mary and Joseph with the Innocents massacred by King Herod (Ethiopian,16th century) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the...

Christ with Archangels, Ethiopian Bible Manuscript - Orthodox Coloring Page

Details: Ethiopian Orthodox art has a long history, dating back to the 4th century when Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia[1]. It includes churches and their decorations, illuminated manuscripts, icons, altars, crosses and other artworks with an Orthodox Christian character[2][3]. Ethiopian painting is highly distinctive and closely related...

Assumption of the Virgin and God the Father Holding an Orb, Coptic Christian manuscript - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details: Coptic Christians are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is an Oriental Orthodox Christian church based in Egypt. The term "Coptic" refers to the ancient Egyptian language, which was spoken in Egypt until the end of the 17th century. The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of...

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