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Above: How St. Michael came on horseback to change the bad content of the sealed letter to good, and how the wife of the nobleman received the letter; Middle: How the wealthy man heard that they married Ba?ran to his daughter; Below: How the wealthy man fell from his horse when what he planned did not happen, and how he and his wife died of shock
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Above: How St. Michael came on horseback to change the bad content of the sealed letter to good, and how the wife of the nobleman received the letter; Middle: How the wealthy man heard that they married Ba?ran to his daughter; Below: How the wealthy man fell from his horse when what he planned did not happen, and how he and his wife died of shock


Provenance Credit
Provenance Gäbrä and Giyorgis Sellase [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Kidanä and Sählä Maryam [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Knopfelmacher Collection, New York, No. 2 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Wright Gallery, New York, 1995-1996; Walters Art Museum, 1996, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 1996

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Period
late 17th century (early Gondarine)
Medium
ink and pigments on medium weight/quality parchment with yellowed edges
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.835.79V
Measurements
H: 10 x W: 9 1/16 in. (25.4 x 23 cm)
Geography
  • Gondar, Ethiopia (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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