The mythology of artistic greatness tends to privilege the spark of creative genius over hard work, sacrifice, and experimentation. Traditionally, the biographies of famous artists have described naïve talents who achieved notoriety only after being fortuitously discovered. By contrast, Man… More»
Eye-to-eye with Saint John, from this 16th century Ethiopian gospel book.
Ethiopia was one of the earliest centers of Christianity, and illuminated manuscripts were an integral part of religious service.
This manuscript is written in Ge’ez, the language of early Christian Ethiopia. You can hear this manuscript read aloud here, or…
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