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Icon polyptic and leather case


Artist Unknown (Ethiopia)


18th-19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Icon polyptic and leather case, Artist Unknown (Ethiopia)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Wood, cord, fabric, pigment, leather, string
Size: 4 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in. (12.4 x 7.9 x 1.9 cm) (polyptic, overall, without cord or fabric)
Creation Place: Africa, Ethiopia
Culture: Africa, Ethiopia
Style: 18th-19th century
Physical Description: small square carved wood icon with a door on each side attached with string; painted image of madonna and child with 2 angels on inside panel on 1 side and St. George on horseback slaying the dragon on outer door (second door stuck closed); cord threaded
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 98.244.4a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009