Giulio Romano’s “The Little Holy Family” in Africa: Identifying an 18th-Century Ethiopian Painting – by Kristen Windmuller-Luna

Giulio Romano’s “The Little Holy Family” in Africa: Identifying an 18th-Century Ethiopian Painting – by Kristen Windmuller-Luna

  Darkened by aged varnish, with cracked paint peeling off like the bark of a plane tree, the small wooden panel stands out amongst the boldly-toned Ethiopian Orthodox paintings in Paris’ Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac (Fig. 1). Its softly shaded faces and unusually draped textiles suggest the court art…

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