Dr. Jacopo Gnisci


About Dr. Jacopo Gnisci

Dr. Jacopo Gnisci is an art historian specialising in Ethiopian Art and Christian manuscript illumination. He is currently based at the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History (University of Texas, Dallas).


Diptych with Mary and Her Son Flanked by Archangels, Apostles and a Saint, Ethiopia, 15th century, tempera on wood, left panel: 8 7/8 x 7 13/16 x 5/8 inches (The Walters Art Museum)
The earliest known Ethiopian icons have been dated to the fifteenth century and typically portray the Virgin and Child, the Apostles, and Saint George.

An Ethiopian icon


Christian Ethiopian art
Ethiopia’s Christian heritage predates much of Europe’s, and includes churches hewn from living rock.

Christian Ethiopian art