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Ethiopian Psalter

This fragmentary remains of a Ethiopian Psalter is comprised of 50 folios bound into seven quires, and contains Psalm 93 through to Psalm 151, the Biblical Canticles, the Song and Songs, and the beginning of the Praises of Mary. On folio 27r there is an ornamental border at the top of the page.

Ethiopian Manuscripts Collection

  • Coll. 12
  • Collection
  • 1601 - 1960

The Ethiopian Manuscripts Collection contains four codices (bound manuscripts) written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Text manuscripts include Psalters, Biblical Canticles, the Song of Songs, Ethiopian Orthodox works known as The Praises of Mary and The Gate of Light, and The Bandlet of Righteousness. The collection also consists of carrying cases associated with holding related religious texts, such as the Ethiopian Kitabe leather amulets.

Ethiopian Kitabe Leather Amulet

Object is one rectangular leather amulet case with wooden block inside. The leather has been imprinted with a cross hatch design measuring 4.5 cm. The case has leather stitching where the amulet would be fastened to a chain for wearing around the neck. The kitabe was worn by an individual and contained religious texts, in particular texts written in Ge'ez, a liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

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