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Ethiopian Coptic Icon Two Panels Painted Wood African Art

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Product #: 125808
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Title Ethiopian Coptic Icon Two Panels Painted Wood African Art
People Unspecified
Materials Wood, pigment, string
Approximate Age 20th Century
Dimensions Height: 4 Inches
Width: 5-5.75 Inches
Overall Condition Fair


Additional Information: A two panel-hand painted and carved Ethiopian Icon!


This is a twentieth century hand carved and painted panel with icons made in the traditional manner. Most often painted on wood, these icons were used originally as illustrated Bibles by itinerant priests spreading Christianity. For explanations of many of the frequently recurring motifs, see Mercier's ETHIOPIAN MAGIC SCROLLS. Also see AFRICAN ZION : THE SACRED ART OF ETHIOPIA" by Yale University Press, New Haven and London.