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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 10v

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Christ: Miracle of Cana -- Christ nimbed, seated on cross-surmounted chair, right hand extended toward six jars inscribed “six water jars” (Ge’ez) indicated by raised right hand of nimbed steward holding vessel; above and below, eight nimbed guests, each holding one or two drinking vessels, two seated on faldstools, two seated on cross-surmounted chairs; inscription, “How Our Lord changed the water into wine in Cana of Galilee” (Ge’ez).

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