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Triptych with Virgin and Child Flanked by Archangels; Scenes from the Life of Christ; Apostles and Saint George and Saint Mercurius
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Triptych with Virgin and Child Flanked by Archangels; Scenes from the Life of Christ; Apostles and Saint George and Saint Mercurius


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Description The imposing figures of Mary with Her Son dominate the center scene. The large, watchful eyes, always powerful in Ethiopian icons, are especially impressive here, as are the fine details of the speckled and jeweled robes. The resurrected Christ, seen at the upper left, holds a small cross and the hands of Adam and Eve as symbols of victory over death.
Exhibitions
  • Ethiopian Art at The Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
  • Angels of Light: Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Museum of Biblical Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unkonwn] [Nooter 20.2]; Walters Art Museum, 1996, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 1996, from the Nancy and Robert Nooter Collection

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Period
late 17th century-early 18th century (Late Solomonic)
Medium
tempera on wood
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
36.7
Measurements
Center panel H: 15 1/8 x W: 9 x D: 3/4 in. (38.4 x 22.8 x 1.9 cm); Left panel H: 14 7/8 x W: 4 5/16 x D: 1/2 in. (37.8 x 11 x 1.3 cm); Right panel H: 15 1/16 x W: 4 7/16 x D: 9/16 in. (38.2 x 11.2 x 1.42 cm)
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