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Object Number:
87-13-6
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Coptic
Provenience:
Ethiopia
Date Made:
17th century
Early Date:
1600
Late Date:
1699
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Paint
Technique:
Painted
Description:
Exterior is finely incised on one side with crosshatching and 4-pointed flowers, and with a large cross on the other side with 4-pointed flowers incorporated into the design. The two sides are also incised. The top has a long horizontal wooden sleeve which has been painted red; the rest of the top has been painted green. The interior panels are painted. One panel depicts the Virgin and Child with 2 angles, flanked by 2 angels armed with swords. Facing them (on the inside of the loose front panel) is St. George spearing the serpent. The other inside panel depicts the Crucifixion, with Mary on one side of the cross and a saint on the other side. The inside of the other facing panel shows Daniel (?) flanked by lions.
Height:
10.3cm
Width:
8.3cm
Depth:
2cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana
Other Number:
L-897-6   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Christianity in the Middle East: Selected Objects Relating to Ethiopic Christianity (23 Apr 1988 - 24 Apr 1988)
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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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