The beheading of John the Baptist, and the new-born Jesus
Church of Debra Berhan, Gondar

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Painted walls at the church of Debra Berhan, Gondar.
(Debre Birhan Selassie Church)
Country of Origin: Ethiopia.
Culture: Coptic.
Date/Period: 18th century.
Place of Origin: Gondar.
Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive.

Debre Berhan Selassie Church is the best known of the churches of Gondar for its interior paintings. It avoided destruction by the Mahdists in 1888.
Other pictures from Gondar:
St George mounted on a white horse, Gondar church, Ethiopia, 18th century
St George mounted on a black horse, Gondar church, Ethiopia, 18th century
A King and his Army, Church of Debra Berhan, Gondar, Ethiopia, 18th century
Ethiopian Cavalry, Church of Debra Berhan, Gondar, Ethiopia, 18th century



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