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Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 209
 

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ACROSS THE GLOBE
Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, 20th century

A POLYCHROME-PAINTED PORTABLE ETHIOPIAN COPTIC POLYPTYCH
Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, 20th century

Egg-tempera pigments on four wooden panels, densely decorated with Christian iconography including the Crucifixion; Mother and Child; the Archangels Michael and Gabriel; Saint George and the Dragon; Christ's first sermon; and Coptic priests; the panels surmounted by a decorative knotwork in the typical shape of the Coptic crosses from Gondar, the same knotwork repeated in a band by the base, 27cm x 12cm x 6.5cm.

Provenance: Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen, Dusseldorf, Germany, 7 - 8 April 2017, lot 795a.

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