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Ethiopian artists provide unique and exquisite works

This bibliography primarily focuses on visual arts, including painting, architecture, sculpture, engravings, and, to a lesser extent, textiles, produced in the Ethiopian territory (now separated into Ethiopia and Eritrea) over the extensive time from the Holocene era rock art to current art. People from South Arabia established significant colonies in the northern portion of this region during the first millennium BCE. From the first century BCE to the seventh century CE, the Aksumite monarchy thrived there. In the fourth century, it became Christian. Very little of the Christian Aksumite art has survived, although from the 13th through the 20th century, there was an unbroken flow of religious artwork and church structures. From the beginning, Islam spread to this region of Africa, and from this point on, Muslim sultanates arose in the eastern region, most notably in the area around Harar, starting in the 16th century. Menelik, the 19th-century king of Ethiopia, doubled the territory of his nation by enlarging the southern region. We only provide a small amount of bibliographic data for the artistic productions in this region of this contemporary country.

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