Ethiopia

The Ethiopian manuscripts in the collection are primarily written on parchment in the Christian liturgical language of Ge’ez, and are often beautifully illuminated. They include popular devotional works like the Miracles of Mary (Ta’amera Maryam), magic scrolls (amulets), printed books with early Amharic (Ethiopian) type and Jesuit travel accounts.

Gospels of Matthew and Mark
18th century
Ethiopia
CBL W 912

Highlights

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  • The Homilies of SS Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, and the Miracles of St. Raphael (Dersana Mika'el, Dersana Gabr'el, Dersana Rufa'el, Ta'amra Rufa'el)
    1700-1750
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 953

    1 / 7

  • Miracles of the Virgin (Ta'amara Miriam)
    19th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 951

    2 / 7

  • The Virgin and the painter, Miracles of the Virgin (Ta'amara Miriam)
    18th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 914

    3 / 7

  • Scroll Amulet
    19th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 941

    4 / 7

  • Gospels of Matthew and Mark
    18th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 912

    5 / 7

  • Portuguese mission to the Ethiopian Emperor (Ho Preste Joam das Indias)
    Francisco Alvares (c. 1465-1541)
    published by Luis Rodriguez
    1540, Lisbon (Portugal)
    CBL AA602

    6 / 7

  • Crucifixion
    Prayer book
    19th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 942.2

    7 / 7

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