Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ethiopian and Egyptian Art at the Walters Art Museum


The Walters Art Museum has one of the largest collections of Ethiopian art outside of Ethiopia. The collection of Ethiopian Art at the Walters Art Museum is exhibited with those of Byzantium and Russia in a permanent gallery devoted to the art of the Orthodox world. The Ethiopian collection of art is very large and rivals the Byzantium and Russian collections.

The art features pieces predominantly from the Coptic church and highlight the ancient Chrisitian church. Steeped in a rich history, these pieces tell the tale of traditions of Christianity that go back centuries. The collection is permanently at the Walters Art Museum so you are welcome to drop in and view it anytime.

The Egyptian art collection features sculptures, jewelery, items from everyday use in ancient Egypt, and coffins. The entrance to the exhibit is impressive, with two large statues 'guarding' the entrance.

See the above page for the full story.

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