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Ethiopian Illuminated manuscript, 1809-1852

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g29hm

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ethiopian Illuminated manuscript, 1809-1852
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 169
Extent: 0.1 cubic ft. (1 volume: 210p.: ill., vellum; 19 x 23 cm.)
Abstract:Contains one Ethiopian illuminated manuscript written during the office of Peter VII (1809-1852).
Language:Materials entirely in Amharic.

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[after identification of item(s)], Ethiopian Illuminated Manuscript, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Jennifer Gerth, 1998.

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Scope and Content Note

This Ethiopian illuminated manuscript was written during the office of Peter VII (1809-1852), Patriarch of the Coptic Church of Alexandria. It is written in Amharic and contains many quotations in Ethiopic or Geez, the ancient literary language of Ethiopia. The manuscript contains details about fasting; a catechism; material about the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Resurrection; the creation of the days of the week; a magical prayer; and a colophon. Additionally, it lists the Patriarchs of Alexandria from Mark to the 109th Patriarch, Peter VII. The leather-bound manuscript also contains many painted illustrations.

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1 1 Ethiopean illuminated manuscript, circa 1809-1852