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Monarchs, Missionaries, and Meddlers: The Art of Making Early Modern Ethiopia

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monarchs, Missionaries, and Meddlers: The Art of Making Early Modern Ethiopia

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This Allen After Hours lecture by Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, relates to the exhibition Mobility and Exchange, 1600–1800. In the early 1400s, the powerful Christian Ethiopian kingdom began a series of diplomatic missions to Europe that would last for two centuries. Centering on the story of the Ethiopian royal impersonator and world traveler Sägga Krәstos, whose portrait miniature was recently acquired by the Allen, this talk considers Ethiopia’s artistic and cultural worlds during the late medieval and early modern eras. During this era of creative renaissance, Ethiopian artists looked to their own artistic heritage and to global sources.

This free program will be held in the King Sculpture Court, and will be broadcast on Zoom. Please note: the Zoom link will not be live until the event begins.


Mobility and Exchange Video

Giovanni Garzoni (Italian, 1600-1670), Portrait of Zaga Christ, 1635. Watercolor and body color on vellum mounted on card. Museum Friends Fund, 2021.21

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