Item RNT-ob-01 - Leather Carrying Case

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Leather Carrying Case

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Coll. 12-RNT-ob-01

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  • 1801 - 1960 (Creation)

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Height: 63.4 cm (a - including strap)
Height: 13 cm (b - no strap)
Width: 18 cm (a)
Width:10.5 cm (b)
Depth: 0.4 cm (a)
Depth: 4 cm (b)

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Robert N. Thompson acquired the leather carrying case during his time in Ethiopia from the 1940s into the 1950s. In 1983, Thompson donated textual material to TWU Archives and over the course of the next decade additional materials including the Ethiopian codices were transferred to the care of the Archives.

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Traditional leather carrying case used to transport religious texts for daily use.

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The case is weathered and in good condition.

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Robert N. Thompson


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Preferred Citation: Trinity Western Archives and Special Collections. Ethiopian Manuscripts Collection, Coll. 12-RNT-ob-01, Leather Carrying Case, 1801-1960.

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July 2020, tk

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  • Box: B 47 S 3