A kingly craft : art and leadership in Ethiopia, a social history of art and visual culture in pre-modern Africa / Earnestine Jenkins.Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, 2008.Description: xviii, 115 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780761838890 (pbk); 0761838899 (pbk)DDC classification: 745.6/70963/3
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Rev. ed. of author's dissertation, Michigan State University, 1998.
Includes bibliography (p. 103-110) and index.
Eighteenth century political culture in Shewan Province: chiefs, wars, and conquests -- Shewa's first patron of the arts: Amha Iyasus and his Miracles of Mary manuscript -- Ruler and saint: Asfa Wassan and holy man, Takla Haymanot: secular themes in late eigtheenth century manuscript painting -- King Sahle Selassie and the infrastructure of patronage in early nineteenth century Shewa -- Painting authority: a double portrait, shared power: the 'Queen Mother' and the king -- Sahle Selassie, iconography, and the ideal king: King David as a model of Christian leadership -- A 'killer of heathens' and a leader of men: Sahle Selassie, Christian warrior king -- Duty and leisure: King Sahle Selassie at court -- On a patriarchal note: painting history and honoring the father in Sahle Selassie's prayer book -- Coda the cultural legacy of the 'House of Shewa'.