February 15, 2012 – 12:40 pm
The Debre Berhan Selassie Church in Gondar is famed for its beautiful examples of Ethiopian church art. Built by an emperor and preserved by an archangel, it is also among the most important churches of Ethiopia. The inside walls of the church depict biblical scenes and saints and the ceiling is covered with the faces of hundreds of angels. Icons of the Holy Trinity and the Crucifixion have pride of place above the entrance to the Holy of Holies. Although most paintings within the church are historically and happily attributed to the 17th-century artist Haile Meskel, this can’t be the case because the remarkable rectangular church of today only dates back to the late 18th century.
Afewerk Tekle (born 22 October 1932) is one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated artists, particularly known for his paintings on African and Christian themes as well as his stained glass. In this picture you see one of his stained glass works of art in the Debre Libanos monastry church in Ethiopia.
February 1, 2012 – 3:05 pm
Bride at Axum, Ethiopia
Friends at Timkat celebration – Gondar, Ethiopia
Entering Fasil’s castle – Gondar, Ethiopia
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