Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

(Feb 10, 2015, (Russia))--60 Icons & Artifacts from a European Private Collection, On View January 23 through April 18, 2015, Curator: Dr. Marc Loerke, Germany.

The exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments.

The Museum has a small collection of related icons and stone carved triptych which will be on display. The dates of the icons and objects range from the 16th century to the present. Read more from Museum of Russian icons »

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