Seminar on Ethiopian Christianity and the monastery of Gunda Gunde, which produced the Getty’s recently acquired manuscript
The seminar began with independent scholar Marilyn E. Heldman, who presents a general overview of early book decoration in Ethiopia, focusing specifically on Gospel books and the Gunda Gunde style. Getty Assistant Curator Christine Sciacca followed with a discussion of the Getty manuscript and its vibrant images. St. John’s University Professor Getatchew Haile then provided a general introduction to Ethiopian Christianity and monastic life, in particular the monastery of Gunda Gunde, which produced the Getty manuscript. The seminar closed with discussion and questions, and a reception.
"The Ethiopian Gospel book offers Getty visitors the unusual opportunity to view a manuscript filled with striking and powerful images produced by one of the earliest Christian traditions in the world,” said Sciacca.
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