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Towards a Comparative Framework for Research on the Long Cycle in Ethiopic Gospels: Some Preliminary Observations

Gnisci, J; (2017) Towards a Comparative Framework for Research on the Long Cycle in Ethiopic Gospels: Some Preliminary Observations. Aethiopica , 20 pp. 70-105. 10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.972. Green open access

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Abstract

This article argues that it is possible to improve our understanding of Ethiopian manuscript illumination of the early Solomonic period by adopting a systematic comparative approach. It does so by presenting a case study which analyses and compares the iconography of two examples of the long cycle dating to the second half of the fourteenth century. This comparison shows how technical skills and artistic choices contributed to the shaping of Ethiopian manuscript illumination, and in doing so it sheds some light on the artistic practices of early Solomonic illuminators.

Type: Article
Title: Towards a Comparative Framework for Research on the Long Cycle in Ethiopic Gospels: Some Preliminary Observations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.972
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.972
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Keywords: Ethiopian Art, iconography, manuscript illumination, Bible, Solomonic
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History of Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111947
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