AUD $420.00
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Ethiopian Ikon, Double Sided.

Sorry, this Ethiopian Ikon is no longer available.

A double sided Coptic Cristian Ikon, from Ethiopia.
Wood with overall carved external decoration, one door on each face opening to reveal two naieve painted images. One recessed into the body and the other on the inside of the door itself.
Painted with muted earthy pigments, (ochres and clays, with black outlines,) it has a mellow relaxed feel.
The carving is wonderful, with different designs on each face, each intricately incised and gouged, in fine detailed, quite complicated “mandala” designs.

The curved, intricate knot carving at the top, has a hole drilled through it for suspension.
But, it is pretty narrow, so you’ll be limited in your threading options.
So far I’ve only been able to get a fine natural leather thong through it (I’ll include one pre tied, in your purchase, use it if you want to.)

Could be hung for display or stood open for viewing in the round. Or just innocently laid closed on a coffee table, to surprize careful visitors.

The quality of the wood carving outshines the modest images, the exterior highly skilled, whilst the interior sacred images are more subdued, contrasting nicely.

Age: Mid/Late 20th Century.

H 123 mm x W 94 mm (Closed.)
H 123 x W 175 (One door open.)
H 123 mm x W 263 mm (Both doors open.)

Weight: 112 grams.