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Gondar Homiliary

This Homiliary was created in Gondar, Ethiopia, during a period of artistic flowering in the late seventeenth century. The text, a Homiliary focused on the Miracles of the Archangel Michael, combines liturgical readings with forty-nine brightly colored renderings of God, St. Michael, and the miracles related in the text. The artists were likely trained as painters, rather than solely as manuscript illuminators, and their art can therefore be linked stylistically to contemporary mural painting.

Creator: Zämänfäs Qeddus (Scribe)

Late 17th century (early Gondarine)

(Each image have an individual caption, click on them to read. The images are not in any particular order)