Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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Af1893,1112.1

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Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Reconstruction of the colours in a painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.5.Reverse. Detail of proper right side showing earlier treatment of nylon net lining and spots of yellowing PVA glue. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.6.Reverse. Detail of proper left side (Christ with crown of thorns) showing tear and stains and earlier treatment of nylon net lining. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.10.Detail of lower left edge seen from the front, showing earlier treatment of netting stuck to front surface of original tacking margins. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.11.Front. Detail of scene of Coronation of Tewodros left side, showing dark staining, colour change in green pigment and paint loss. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.12.Front. Detail of actively flaking blue pigment in centre of painting. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth. Front. Detail of distortions in original cotton support caused by the earlier treatment of attached nylon netting to the reverse (image of Christ crucified on right).  Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.Front. Detail of horse left side showing fading, colour change and loss in pigments and earlier tear-mending treatment and stains between horse’s legs. Before conservation June 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.Front. Detail of image on right side showing visible under-drawing, changes in design, colour change to green paint, loss of red and blue paint and darkening in canvas. Before conservation 2007

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  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.18.Front. Detail bottom right showing earlier impact damage and vertical tear, colour change to green paint, loss of red and blue paint and darkening in canvas. Before conservation 2007

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus, on cloth.19.Front. Detail bottom left showing distortions and darkening in original cotton support, ‘haloed’ appearance to inscription bottom edge. Before conservation 200

    Front:Bottom Left

  • During conservation July 2007. Detail of reverse of the painting after treament to remove the old nylon net. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation July 2007. Detail of reverse of the painting after treament to remove the old nylon net. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation July 2007. Detail of reverse of the painting after treament to remove the old nylon net. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation July 2007. Detail of reverse of the painting after treament to remove the old nylon net. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • After conservation November 2007, detail of lower left edge in raking light. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Side : left

  • After conservation November 2007, detail of central area in raking light. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • After conservation November 2007, detail of blue paint in centre of image in raking light. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • After conservation November 2007, detail of left hand of Christ and inscription in raking light. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Front:Middle

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Front:Bottom Left

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Corner

  • Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • After conservation November 2007.Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairsand central seam. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Reverse

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs to vertical tear. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs to tacking margins. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs to angel. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs to Christ's shoulder. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment Sept 07. Detail of reverse showing paper patch repairs to central seam. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment November 2007. Detail of front showing repair to damage in original cloth. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment November 2007. Detail of front showing repair to damage in angels green wing.  Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment September 2007. Detail of reverse after removal of net lining. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment September 2007. Detail of reverse after removal of net lining. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment November 2007. Detail of front after lining treatment. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other

  • During conservation treatment November 2007. Detail of front after lining treatment. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Front:Right Side

  • During conservation treatment November 2007. Detail of front after lining treatment. Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ.     Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at.    Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.

    Detail: Other