Notes on a Lesser-known Marian Iconography in 13th and 14th century Ethiopian Painting

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Chojnacki, Stanislaw;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.5.1.445
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Art; Painting; Iconography; Holy Mary; Virgin Mary; Maryam; Lalibela; Lalibäla; | ddc:090 | ddc:230 | ddc:700 | ddc:750 | ddc:900

In this article the early evolution of iconic iconography of the Virgin Mary in Ethiopia is discussed. One particular image is postulated to exist on a painted manbar at Lālibalā. The figure of the Child Mary depicted together with her mother, St. Anne, in the wall pain... View more