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Bound Manuscript: The Miracles of Mary (Te'amire Maryam)

A work made of parchment, ink, tempera, wood, leather, cotton, and string.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of parchment, ink, tempera, wood, leather, cotton, and string.

Date:

Late 17th century

Artist:

Gondar, Ethiopia
Eastern and Southern Africa

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.

Status

On loan to The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland for Africa and Byzantium

Department

Arts of Africa

Title

Bound Manuscript: The Miracles of Mary (Te'amire Maryam)

Place

Ethiopia (Object made in)

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1667–1706

Medium

Parchment, ink, tempera, wood, leather, cotton, and string

Dimensions

36.8 × 31.8 × 9.5 cm (14 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 3 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle and Marian and Samuel Klasstorner endowments

Reference Number

2002.4

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