Dating ethiopian crosses

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In the 20th century, Western artists and architects began to be commissioned by the government, and to train local students, and more fully Westernized art was produced alongside continuations of traditional church art.

The powerful Kingdom of Aksum emerged in the 1st century BCE and dominated Ethiopia until the 10th century, having become very largely Christian from the 4th century.Icons are painted on a wood base support, but since about the 16th century with an intervening cloth support glued to a gesso layer above the wood.The binding medium for the paint is also animal-based glue, giving a matt finish which is then often varnished.She is often depicted with a neighbouring image of a mounted Saint George and the Dragon, who in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity is regarded as especially linked to Mary, for carrying messages or intervening in human affairs on her behalf.They are usually copper alloy or brass, plated (at least originally) with gold or silver.

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