As the Getty Museum’s senior curator of paintings, I feel it is incumbent on me to walk through the galleries almost every day, speaking with the security officers and other staff and watching how the public looks at the collections…. 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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