2 Panel Wood Painted Coptic Icon Ethiopia
A two panel-hand-painted and carved Ethiopian Icon!
This is a twentieth-century hand-carved and painted panel with icons made traditionally. Most often painted on wood, these icons were used originally as illustrated Bibles by itinerant priests spreading Christianity. For explanations of many of the frequently recurring motifs, see Mercier's ETHIOPIAN MAGIC SCROLLS. Also see AFRICAN ZION: THE SACRED ART OF ETHIOPIA" by Yale University Press, New Haven, and London.