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Painted Rawhide Bed
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Wooden Bowls with Lids
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Musical Instrument: Masenqo
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Gospel Book: Illustrated Manuscript on Parchment
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Painting on Parchment
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Brass Hand Crosses
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Modern Cotton Dress
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Lidded Basket Table
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Magic Scroll
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Painting on Canvas
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The museum's Ethiopian Bowerman Hall Collection offers a selection of diverse objects representing Ethiopia's material culture and history. From handicrafts to illustrated manuscripts to brass sculpted hand crosses, the varied objects highlight the cultural complexity of Ethiopian society. Most of the museum's Ethiopian Collection, consisting of nearly 100 objects, was acquired through a generous gift by Jayne Bowerman Hall as a tribute to her husband William O. Hall, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1967 to 1971. Photography by Jack Liu and web development by Robert Voelker-Morris and Keith Hamm. Images © UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Production of this gallery was generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.

Further Reading:

Greenfield, T. N., Pankhurst, R., and Comrada, N.
2000    William O. and Jayne Bowerman Hall Ethiopian Collection. University of Oregon Museum of Natural History. Eugene, Oregon.