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"Talismanic Imagery in an Ethiopian Christian Manuscript Illuminated by the Night-Heron Master"

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen
12 pages
12 illustrations
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually and publishes original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. Highlights of volume 56 include an investigation into the politics that governed dispersal of a pair of Sèvres elephant-head vases during the French Revolution, a consideration of imagery used in a rare seventeenth-century Ethiopian prayer book, and a critique of the Museum’s early collecting of ancient art of the Americas.

Met Art in Publication

Double Diptych Icon Pendant, Wood, tempera pigment, string, Amhara or Tigrinya peoples
early 18th century
Healing Scroll, Parchment (vellum), pigment, Amhara or Tigrinya peoples
19th century
Healing Scroll, Parchment, pigments, Amhara or Tigrinya peoples
19th century
Illuminated Gospel, Parchment (vellum), wood (acacia), tempera, ink, Amhara peoples
late 14th–early 15th century

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Metropolitan Museum Journal 56. 2021. Chicago, IL, New York, NY: University of Chicago Press ; Metropolitan Museum of Art.