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Painting in water based pigment on printed Italian military paper depicting Saint Claudius riding a horse with Ethiopian toe stirrup and tack. The saint wears a cape (lemd) and carries a spear and shield. To the right an angel passes him a sword. Before the saint is the figure of a man fleeing , below is a creature half man, half lion with a double headed serpant as a tail (Sabade'at).
Verso; An Ethiopian equestrian saint riding a horse with ethiopian toe stirrup, ornate headgear, breast band and crupper. His horse tramples a prostrate man. To the left are his followers with faces of dogs. Just visible to the right is a sketch of two priests outside an Ethiopian style church. Framed with a paper mount.
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Height: 45.30 centimetres
Width: 32.80 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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