National Geographic : 1935 Sep
THIS BOY MIXES PAINTS FOR HIS ARTIST FATHER, WHOSE PUPIL HE IS In his right hand the youngster holds an egg, which he will break against the mixing paddle in his left. Eritrean painters use eggs instead of oil as a binding material and as "pure egg color" for yellow backgrounds. DOLL-LIKE FACESREPRESENT THE APOSTLES INTHIS ETHIOPIAN 'LAST SUPPER" "Hundreds of such examples ofByzantine painting," says the author, "decorate inner rooms ofround-shaped Coptic churches inEritrea." Some are centuries old; others were painted within the last few years.