[Ethiopic illustrated prayer scrolls in the Ge'ez language,
circa 1900?]
SIL-DL.MSS001748B

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001748B
Dates:
circa 1900?
Languages:
Geez
Physical Description:
2 volumes
ill. ;
11 cm.
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

General note
General note
Title devised by cataloger.
General note
Two scrolls, each handwritten on vellum in heavy black characters, with some rubrication. The vellum leaves of each scroll are sewn together with leather strips.
General note
For collection management purposes, each scroll has been arbitrarily assigned a volume number and barcode. The unrolled length of one scroll is 155 cm. (designated as v. 1; bc no. 39088009319740); the unrolled length of the other scroll is 193 cm. (designated as v. 2; bc no. 39088012158044).
General note
Date and exact place of the scrolls' creation are undetermined. Probably produced in Ethiopia during the late 19th or early 20th century?
General note
With hand-drawn illustrations (faces, people, crosses) and decorations, in red and black inks.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ya'Ityo?ya 'ortodoks tawa?edo béta kerestiyan. -- Prayers and devotions--Ethiopic Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Ethiopian--Themes, motives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christian art and symbolism--Ethiopia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopic language--Texts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts, Ethiopic--Specimens Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Libraries
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