Examines artistic innovations in the kingdom of Kongo from the 16th to the 19th centuries in the light of Kongo’s adoption of Christianity, by using visual and material cultures to illustrate the emergence of a Kongo Christian worldview. (Annotation from "Kongo and the Coastal States of West Central Africa," Oxford Bibliographies Online)
Catalogue of an exhibition held Oct. 17, 1993-Jan. 9, 1994 at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Feb. 1-March 29, 1994, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York and at other institutions.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks N8189.E8 A33 2000
Catalogue of the largest collection of Ethiopian icons in the world (more than 300) is by the first keeper of the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. A detailed presentation of each item is given, with pictures. (Annotation from "Art History of Ethiopia," Oxford Bibliographies Online)
The collection of Ethiopian art at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore is one of the largest and finest outside of Ethiopia, both in terms of depth and range.This book celebrates the art of the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia in metalwork, processional crosses, painted icons and illuminated manuscripts used in the services of the Church and reveals a vibrant artistic world of colour, ritual and spirituality.