Ethiopian Coptic Single Panel Icon (flight To Egypt) For Sale
Ethiopian Coptic Single Panel Icon
Handcrafted in Ethiopia
Dimensions and Weight:
7.8" X 4.6"/ 19.8 cm X11.7 cmWeight: 4.1 oz or 116.2 g
This Coptic Ethiopian wooden icon is a panel carved out of a single piece of wood. It displays Christian arts on both sides of the panel.On the front side of the wood panel, it has an iconic image of the Holy Family Flight to Egypt (upper). It has also a second iconic image (lower) depicting The Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.The other side of the panel is carved out into two classic Ethiopian Coptic crosses. We are selling you the same icon you see in the pictures. The wooden icon reflects a unique collaboration between two types of artisans: the woodcrafter and the painter. Please note that the icon goes through an entirely handcrafting process and hence reflects the artistic character of hand imperfections in terms of the wood carving or painting .
Since the official introduction of Christianity in Ethiopia in 4th century AD, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has held an unbroken line of religious practice and traditional art. The wooden icon for sale here reveals this important characteristics of the church’s tradition.The geographical isolation of the church has always helped it maintain its uniqueness. However the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has throughout its history also incorporated elements of the Eastern and Western Christian artistic tradition. This being the case, the icons of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church always maintain the traditional sense of form and color. They continue to display a unique fusion of Old and New Testament traditions, mixed with elements of Byzantine and Western sacred art thereby producing a style of iconography unique in Christendom.
Ethiopian Crafts Market specializes in selling traditional Ethiopian handcrafts that reflect the rich cultural heritage and identity of its diverse population. Many craft traditions have age-old systems of instruction and apprenticeship. The knowledge and skills needed to make certain types of crafts are mostly acquired as part of growing up in a specific community and culture. We stand by all of the products we carry which are handcrafted by artisans in different corners of Ethiopia.We are always happy to answer your questions about our product or services.
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Ethiopian Coptic Single Panel Icon (flight To Egypt): $45