Daughter of Zion - Orthodox Christian Art from EthiopiaMarch 28, 2000-April 14, 2001
Location: Special Gallery for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Curator: Dorit Shaffir
Media: Rare icons, illuminated manuscripts, ceremonial crosses, and other Ethiopian objects
Spanning 10 centuries, a collection of rare icons, illuminated manuscripts, ceremonial crosses, and other objects which reflected Ehtiopia's contact with Eastern and Western cultures. While they show a strong Byzantine influence, these works are nevertheless uniquely Ethiopian, an expression of an ancient spiritual heritage.