Judith and the Dragon: A Jesuit architectural relief from Gorgora Iyäsus church, 1626–1632

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Fernández, Víctor M.; de Torres, Jorge; Martinez d'Alòs-Moner, Andreu; Cañete, Carlos; Bausi, Alessandro; Belay, Gashaw;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.18.1.769
  • Subject: archaeology; philology; history | Jesuits; Geez; inscription; Susenyos; architecture; Catholic; | ddc:930 | ddc:960

In the 2014 excavations at the Jesuit church of Gorgora Iyäsus on the northern shore of Lake Ṭana a remarkable relief in stone was unearthed. The relief was originally part of the church’s façade. It represents the biblical heroine Judith over a dragon and it contains t... View more