ETHIOPIAN ART, ETHIOPIA

 

ETHIOPIAN STYLE
Icon Stands



ETHIOPIAN
Gameboards

ETHIOPIAN STYLE
Icons

ETHIOPIAN
Gospel Scroll 8


ETHIOPIAN
Hand Cross 164 

ETHIOPIAN
Headrests 3

 

 ETHIOPIAN
Headrests 4

 

ETHIOPIAN
Flat Stools



ETHIOPIAN
Headrests 101-106


 ETHIOPIAN
Headrests 201-206



The objects below are completely sold out and are left here for educational and research purposes.



ETHIOPIAN
Baskets
SOLD

 ETHIOPIAN
Wooden Clogs
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OROMO
Gourds
ARCHIVES


  

Processional
Crosses
ARCHIVES

ETHIOPIAN
Rings
ARCHIVES

ETHIOPIAN
Crosses
ARCHIVES


 

ETHIOPIAN
Adornment Discs
ARCHIVES


 

ETHIOPIAN
Shields
ARCHIVES

ETHIOPIAN
Stools
ARCHIVES

 

ETHIOPIAN
Harps
SOLD


ETHIOPIAN STYLE
Processional  Crosses
SOLD

ETHIOPIAN STYLE
Vessels
SOLD

 

ETHIOPIAN
Well rim 1
SOLD

ETHIOPIAN
Posts
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill

ETHIOPIAN, ART, Ethiopia

Ethiopian art takes many forms within either an abstract or Christian context. Ethiopia has been a Christian nation since the 4th C. and the silver crosses take three major forms. Those with hollow round bases were mounted on staffs and carried during processionals or displayed on altars. Medium-size crosses with no bases were hand carried during services. Small pendant neck crosses were worn by Christians originally because of a 15th C. decree.

Ethiopian headrests take several forms, many intricately incised. Ethiopian animal hide shields, pounded wet onto wooden forms, dried and removed, are among the most impressive and prized in Africa. Ethiopian jewelry, stools and baskets are both simple and elegant. Ethiopian ikons, painted on several wooden or metal forms, are in the classic Eastern Orthodox or Coptic style.

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