Adadi Maryam Church.Ethiopian Boy with Icon of Our Lady Mary.
19th-20th c Ethiopian Ethiopian Orthodox Architecture
ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX Anonymous
(active c. 1800 - present)
Printed or painted
Adadi. Melke Kinture. Ethiopia.
The image of Mary is based upon the Virgin of Santa Maria Maggiori which was a favorite of the Jesuits who brought reproductions of her to Ethiopia. She remained very popular with Ethiopians. She and the child Jesus were given a darker skin tone and resemble Ethiopians as is seen in the boy before the shrine.
ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX | Adadi Maryam Church. Ethiopian Boy with Icon of Our Lady Mary. | c. 1800-1980 | Ethiopian | Painting
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