Carved wood Ethiopian Coptic Christian icon, comprised of four panels, each with two tempera-painted scenes including the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the burial of Christ, eight (8) scenes total. Four with Coptic inscriptions. Carved outer wooden case; panels held together with white string. 16" H x 7 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Likely 18th century or earlier. Provenance: the estate of Mrs. Adna Godfrey Wilde, Jr. (Sara Joan Wilde), Colorado Springs, CO. Condition: Slight losses to outer carving with shrinkage to wood. Painted panels retain their bright paint, several panels with minor paint loss.
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