Mekonen Asikenaw (Ethiopian, twentieth century)
Object Place: Israel
Length x width: 35.6 x 40.6 cm (14 x 16 in.)
Not On View
Square, embroidered pillow sham with pictorial representation of crowned figure playing a stringed instrument (harpischord?). Attendant stands behind him and a crowd of male figures in clergy robes stand at right of composition. Brightly colored - mainly red, yellow, blue. Reverse is solid black material with split in middle to insert pillow.
Mid-1990s, given by the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry to Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)
Gift of Judith Manelis