Ecclesiastical Ethiopian Art Tour – FANOS Ethiopia Tours

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Traditional paintings are found in the form of icons, as murals in the churches and in manuscripts. In most cases, the major subject of icons is the painting of Virgin Mary with Her Infants Son.


With the exceptions of very few ancient rock carvings, traditional paintings in Ethiopia have religious orientations. Most of them are intended to convey spiritual messages of the Ethiopian Orthodox church. Those traditional paintings are generally characterized by Biblical themes and figures. Of all religious personalities, the painting of Virgin Mary with Her Infant Son occupies a prominent place. Then, angels, evangelists, saints, martyrs, and other religious features have become subjects of it.

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