In the emerald-green galleries of the exhibition Spirit of an Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, I was drawn to a cluster of quiet drawings that convey beautiful stories: miraculous healings, heroic quests of medieval knights, momentous coronations. These are… 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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