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Jesus Christ and The Virgin Mary Surrounded by Angels (17th Century) by Te'amire Maryam) - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details: Created under King Yohannes (1667–1682) or King Iyyasu I (1682–1706), this manuscript in the First Gonderine style—with bold outlines and a rich palette—includes 32 painted scenes narrating the miracles performed by the Virgin Mary, a series intended to guide weekly devotion. These codified “Miracles of...

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Crucifixion, with Mary and Saint John and the Resurrection (early 18th Century) Ethiopian - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details In the seventeenth century, Ethiopian artists were increasingly exposed to forms of expression from Europe. During this period, double-sided diptychs became popular among the nobility as pendant icons worn suspended by a cord around the neck. The subject matter depicted on this example is a standard program for this...

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Virgin Mary, Child Jesus with Archangels Gabriel and Michael (late 17th century) Central Ethiopia - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details Although Orthodox Christianity has been practiced in the highlands of Ethiopia since the 4th century, this elaborate triptych is rendered in the courtly First Gonderine style, which flourished during the reign of King Iyyasu I (1682–1706) and incorporated bold, richly decorated forms and figures. With its central panel...

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