University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2011-17-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Ethiopia
Section:African
Materials:Vellum
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Man
Dogs
Height: 37.4cm
Width: 29.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Bernard Wailes, University of Pennsylvania Professor Emeritus, 2011

Description

Icon - Man, possibly a cleric, wearing blue robe with yellow trim and holding white object; red lesions on legs. Flanked by 2 yellow collared dogs (tan with white spots, and white with blue spots), standing up on hind legs, paws on man's shoulders and licking his head. Green ground and blue sky. Vellum with blue, green, brown and yellow pigments.


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