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Painting in water based pigment on printed Italian military paper depicting the ascension. Christ is shown with his hands raised with sketeches of saints and angels to either side. A bird representing the Holy Spirit is just visible on top of Christ's halo.
Verso; Saint Mercurios riding a horse with Ethiopian toe stirrup, headgear, breastband and crupper. The saint wears a cloak (lemd) and carries a sword and shield. To the right is St. Michael who hands him a second sword. The man prostrate and speared is Julianus, Emperor of Rome.
Framed with a paper mount
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Height: 51.40 centimetres
Width: 34.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Previously part of a book of images used as models for mural paintings. These were made by an Ethiopian priest who was producing paintings and murals in the 1940s.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- "Acquired from a mural painter 1/2 Day's drive from Addis Ababa" from label found with paintings.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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