Ethiopia 1969 Reel 13 of 65
|Film Description||Reel 13 of 65
ShotlistReel 13 of 65
Hairstyling: note uniformity of braids (price depends on size of knots)
Kneading clay (Potter's wheel, modern tools, not much used: rather
shaped bone and piece of goatskin).
Forming base of pot, placing in dirt-dusted bowl (non-stick).
Forming base and sidewalls of pot.
Shaping pot interior, probably using a stone.
Forming lip of pot.
Forming a "nub" on lip of pot, using a moistened leaf.
Forming base of pot: note handle on wooden bowl that holds the clay.
Woman potter: face, hairstyle.
Forming knobs on pot for rope handle.
"Queen of Sheba" Palace (Axum):
Excavations: general view.
Circular stone altars within a wall.
Excavations, stone altar, Stone walls.
Stone step, possibly for throne: good workmanship.
Stone wall: semi-rough, dressed stone at corners, off seat stones.
Dressed stone: one stone showing what may have been base for a column.
Trench. Reconstructed wall.
Walls, stonework, dressed stone.
Arch (window?) in wall.
Drainage opening in stone wall.
Two stone drainage channels.
Crude stone stellae or obelisks.
Stone slabs; possibly burial place of Queen of Sheeba.
Stelae or obelisks.
Rolling water drums up a hill.
Large stelae (purpose unknown, although chambers at bases are
probably tombs: carved to represent many-story building (pan shot).
Stela carved as building (100 mm).
"Door," "lock," carved in stone (cu).
A game "board:" indentations on base of stela.
Treasure: Royal crowns, cross, drum, a priest.
Three crowns (cu) (*see K's notes).
Square gold crown.
Seven shots of crowns: some bejeweled.
Large perforated metal cross, priest.
Nine shots of crowns: one with painting, one with script (cu).
Priest in gold embroidered robe, with metal cross (mcu, cu).
Six paintings in a psalm book (good color).
Script in psalm book.
Stone, domed treasury house: note fence.
500 year old church, still in use: note water spouts, bell house,
some stone carving
Fallen stela showing details: holes may be for missing bronze plate
Stelae: general view.
Section of carved stela (cu).
|Film Creator||Watson Kintner|
|Topics||Adwa, Aksum, Yeha, Village life, Marketplaces, Churches, Antiquities, Orthodox Tewahedo Church|
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