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Double-Sided Gospel Leaf

The Tigray region of Ethiopia converted to Christianity in the fourth century and became a very important ally of the Byzantine empire, ruled from Constantinople (Istanbul), in controlling the trade routes to I... more

Processional Cross

This work is an exceptional example of a popular early 15th century cast copper alloy openwork processional cross developed in Ethiopia -- an art form that has been endlessly reinvented by regional artists. In ... more

Hand Cross (mäsqäl qǝddase or yäǝṭan)

This hand cross is a technical tour de force, inscribed with a rare depiction of Christ and the two thieves. Its form and patterns reflect Ethiopia’s unique Orthodox Christian heritage, of which the cross is th... more

Pendant Icon: St. George, Virgin and Child Enthroned

This pendant’s intimate scale and protective external panel allowed it to be used as a portable personal icon. The single-faced diptych’s carved wooden case could be opened to reveal paintings of the Virgin Mar... more

Ethiopia from "[Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by the late J. Leyden, enlarged and completed to the present time, with illustrations ... by H. Murray.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000408 from volume 02 of "[Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by the late J. Leyden, enlarged and completed to the present time, with illustrations ... ... more

map from "Travels in Nubia"

This image has been taken from scan 000278 from "Travels in Nubia". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

map from "[Travels in Nubia.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000281 from "[Travels in Nubia.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

map from "[Travels in Nubia.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000117 from "[Travels in Nubia.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

map from "[Travels in Nubia.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000018 from "[Travels in Nubia.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

portrait from "[Travels in Nubia.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "[Travels in Nubia.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

map from "Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor: during the years 1817 & 1818"

This image has been taken from scan 000470 from "Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor: during the years 1817 & 1818". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created... more

map from "Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor: during the years 1817 & 1818"

This image has been taken from scan 000507 from "Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor: during the years 1817 & 1818". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created... more

Nubia from "The modern History and Condition of Egypt, its climate, diseases, and capabilities, etc., exhibited in a personal narrative of travels in that country"

This image has been taken from scan 000494 from volume 02 of "The modern History and Condition of Egypt, its climate, diseases, and capabilities, etc., exhibited in a personal narrative of travels in that count... more

Nubia from "The modern History and Condition of Egypt, its climate, diseases, and capabilities, etc., exhibited in a personal narrative of travels in that country"

This image has been taken from scan 000480 from volume 02 of "The modern History and Condition of Egypt, its climate, diseases, and capabilities, etc., exhibited in a personal narrative of travels in that count... more

Egypt from "A Pilgrimage to the Temples and Tombs of Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1845-6"

This image has been taken from scan 000408 from "A Pilgrimage to the Temples and Tombs of Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1845-6". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created ... more