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Painting in water based pigment on printed Italian military paper depicting two equestrian saints. Top register; Saint Basilides on horse back slaying a prostrate man. Lower register; Saint Theodore slaying the Sabade'at or centaur. The horses of both saints have elaborate Ethiopian style tack and neck bands.
Verso; Depiction of two equestrian saints. Top register; Saint Mercurios is depicted about to slay a man who holds a shield and spear, while in to the top right Saint Michael passes a second sword to the saint. Lower register; Unnamed Ethiopian equestrian saint whose enemies are destroyed by fire. The horses of both saints have elaborate Ethiopian style tack and neck bands.
Framed with a paper mount.
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Height: 48.80 centimetres
Width: 37.40 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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- "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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