Nativity of Christ painting on wood Coptic inspired Art African sacred art iconography Paintings of Ethiopia



A Coptic inspired Nativity. All the basic "figures of the Nativity are all present: Christ Child in the manger, the little animals, Mother Mary looking at the worried St Josef, the Angel. A piece that is inspired from the Coptic orthodox tradition of iconography and in particular the beautiful art of Ethiopia.- Religious art that is geometric, almost primitive, yet very potent- Here the simplicity of forms and the vividness of the colors used, further underlines the symbolic, spiritual message of the painting.

The icon is painted on a wooden panel 21mm thick that measures 25x25cm- The technique used is egg tempera on wood - the traditional technique for byzantine icons

<3 Gift Wrapping: The icon is prepared as a gift therefore it is complemented with handmade bag and little extras from our shop - Very suitable for a personal gift.