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Object Number:
2011-17-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Ethiopia
Section:
African
Materials:
Vellum
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Madona
Virgin Mary
Child
Archangel
Sword
Description:
Icon - Seated Madonna / Virgin Mary and Christ Child flanked behind by 2 winged archangels with swords. Madonna wears red gown, overrobe - green interior, blue exterior with yellow stars and edging, green veil with yellow edging and hold blue cloth. Child wears green gown with yellow edging and hold white object / book (?). Both Madonna and Child have red and yellow halos. Angels hold ends of canopy - red exterior, blue interior - in one hand; white blade with yellow hilt in opposite. Angels in blue garment with yellow collars. Vellum with bright red, blue, green and yellow pigment.
Height:
37.7cm
Width:
29.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Bernard Wailes, University of Pennsylvania Professor Emeritus

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