University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 87-13-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Ethiopia
Date Made: 17th century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Height: 10.3cm
Width: 8.3cm
Depth: 2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana, 1987
Other NumberL-897-6 - Old Museum Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition
Christianity in the Middle East: Selected Objects Relating to Ethiopic Christianity (23 Apr 1988 - 24 Apr 1988)View Objects in Exhibition
Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)View Objects in Exhibition

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