About this artwork
Created under King Yohannes (1667–1682) or King Iyyasu I (1682–1706), this manuscript in the First Gonderine style—with bold outlines and a rich palette—includes 32 painted scenes narrating the miracles performed by the Virgin Mary, a series intended to guide weekly devotion. These codified ‘Miracles of Mary’ became one of the most popular themes for religious books after the intensification of Marian worship in the mid-15th century.
- Bound Manuscript: The Miracles of Mary (Te'amire Maryam)
- Ethiopia (Object made in)
- Parchment, ink, tempera, wood, leather, cotton, and string
- 36.8 × 31.8 × 9.5 cm (14 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 3 3/4 in.)
- Ada Turnbull Hertle and Marian and Samuel Klasstorner endowments