Ethiopia 1969 Reel 25 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:04
Film ID F16-0368
Film Description Reel 25 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Debre Libanos


Cat. Reel 368. 1969: Reel 25: Ethiopia. April 15. Debre Libanos.

Coptic monastery on gorge shelf (founded B.C.):
Debra Libanos Monastery: modern building, three modern mosaics on exterior.
Escarpment, "dry falls."
Tablet with inscription, outside monastery (cu). Clock on roof.
Book: script, goatskin cover (900 years old).
Book: "The Miracle of Saint Mary."
Three-panel painting, in color.
Painting : last in "Miracle of St. Mary," has two panels, a figure in each.
New Testament (belonging to His Imperial Majesty): felt and gold binding, crucifix on one cover, cross with Mary and child on the other.
Page of book in color: seal of H. I. M.
Silver crown of King Yohannes: views from four sides (cu).
Crown of Queen Tayu (wife of Menelek II): 6 ribs, sphere on top.
Two crowns of Empress Menen (died 1962).
Priest modeling two robes (cu).
Silver cross (out of focus).
Robes (pan shot).
Golden goblet for wine in church: figure on top.
Cup for wine: gold and silver base.
Gold cup: delicate decoration, silver bells, details of base.
Carved silver goblets
Carved golden cross: front and back views.
Carved silver cross.
Censor on a chain.
Silver and gold cross: carved angel, two views.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Debre Libanos, Monasteries, Museums
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