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Picture of Churches Of Ethiopia

Churches Of Ethiopia

The Monastery of Narga Sellase
by Mario Di Salvo
Skira

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Pub Date: 2000
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 224 pp.
Size: 9.75 x 11.50 inches

ISBN: 9788881185290
TB Code: 1812176
Availability: 243 in stock

The extraordinary beauty of the natural surroundings and the concentric space of the monastic complex enclose the holiness of the sanctuary, making Narga Sellase a strikingly suggestive place. The church is one of the masterpieces in the multi-millenial Ethiopian civilization-- an ancient but extant Christian enclave in Africa--, and is noted not only for the superb quality of the paintings which completely cover the walls of the maqdas, the sancta sanctorum, but also as a testimony to imperial devotion, as expressed by the prostrate figure of Queen Mentewwab, the foundress, depicted at the feet of the Majesty.