Exhibitions/Oct 19, 2017

Aksum: A Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa

Aksum: A Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, September 26, 2017–January 14, 2018

Complementary to Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, this display features coins of Aksum, the earliest Christian empire in Africa (Ethiopia), emitted from the late 3rd century to c. 620. The exhibition will focus on the chronology of the kings of Aksum, which show their progression from a pagan past to Christianity and highlight elements of early Christian iconography and kingship on the coins.

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