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Painting in water based pigment on Italian military paper depicting Saint Yared playing a sistrum before Emperor Gebre Maskel. Yared wears the white turban of a priest and a white shamma which is worn around his waist as a sign of deference to the Emperor. Below is a scene showing the stoning of Saint Estafanos. His persecutors wear European style hats
Verso; to the left is Saint Yared receiving spiritual enlightenment, the three doves represent the three angels sent to earth in the form of birds to inspire his music. The central image shows the persecution of Saint Petros. Framed with a paper mount.
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Height: 40.50 centimetres
Width: 27.60 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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