IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1231: Medieval Ethiopia, I: Symbolism, Objects, and Depictions in the Solomonic Period

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organiser:Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 1231-aSymbols and Might: Notes on 17th-Century Imperial Administration in Ethiopia
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Administration, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1231-bPortraying Good and Evil: The Equestrian Saint Gelawdewos (Claudius) and the Monster Sebetat
(Language: English)
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 1231-cVisual Representation of Rulers from the Early Solomonic Period
(Language: English)
Lenka Vrlíková, Faculty of Arts, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Lenka Vrlíková, Faculty of Arts, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Lenka Vrlíková, Faculty of Arts, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography
Abstract

Ethiopia has a long history of materiality, both in manuscripts and in paintings. Speakers in this session will highlight changes in materiality through time and place, particularly in depiction. Session I focuses on material display of images through both media. Paper A combines the study of manuscripts and paintings to access the changing materiality of the Miracles of the Virgin Mary. Paper B highlights the changing linguistic terms for offices of state in Ethiopian manuscript culture. Papers C and D analyse Ethiopian paintings to display changing depictions of military equestrian saints and rulers respectively.