Amhara. <em>Painted Icon, Double Triptych</em>, 19th century. Gesso on linen, tempera, wood, 12 x 18 in. (35.0 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 76.132. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.132_recto_SL1.jpg)

Painted Icon, Double Triptych


Medium: Gesso on linen, tempera, wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 12 x 18 in. (35.0 x 45.7 cm)



Accession Number: 76.132

Image: 76.132_recto_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Side A: Virgin and child in central panel flanked on either side by scenes of Crucifixion. Ascension of Christ, St. George and the dragon, and figures representing possibly the servants of St. George. There are inscriptions over the heads of some figures. Colors are mainly blue, yellow, red, and green. Side B: Central panel is scene of Christ in majesty with radiating nimbus surrounded by sleeping figures and on side panels figures of Ethiopian saints, scene of the raising of Lazarus (possibly), a shepard and an Ethiopian King. Colors are mainly yellow, red and blue. Condition: All painted surfaces in need of stabilization. Condition is fragile. Linen worn especially at edges.

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