I purchased these paintings from Semachw Messfn in Ethiopia in 2004. Sumachaw was ten years old. He is a Coptic Christian. This is an ancient branch of Christianity. These paintings are made within an ancient tradition of Coptic religious art. There are religions that embrace religious paintings. Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism are examples. The Jewish and Muslim religions do not favor religious paintings. If you would like to purchase a print of one of these paintings, then please visit our Stone Soup Store.