Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1889 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A codex containing a Psalter, Canticles, and Ethiopian hymns, with an unfinished drawing of King David and a cross design.
5r-139r
Title: Psalms
Language(s): Geez
139v-158r
Title: Canticles
Language(s): Geez
140v-143r
Title: Prayer of Moses
Language(s): Geez

Deut 32

143v-144r
Title: Prayer of Hannah
Language(s): Geez

1 Sam 2

144b-144v
Title: Prayer of Hezekiah
Language(s): Geez

Isa 38

145r-145v
Title: Prayer of Menasseh
Language(s): Geez
146r-146r
Title: Prayer of Jonah
Language(s): Geez

Jonah 2

146v-147r
Title: Prayer of Daniel
Language(s): Geez

Dan 3

147v-148r
Language(s): Geez
148r-149v
Language(s): Geez
150r-150r
Language(s): Geez
150v-150v
Language(s): Geez
151r-151r
Language(s): Geez
151r-151r
Language(s): Geez
151v-158r
Language(s): Geez
159r-167v
Language(s): Geez
168r-172r
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 175 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.1 × 17.8 cm.

Layout

19-22 lines per leaf

Hand(s)

Bold, but undistinguished.

Decoration

  • f. 3v Unfinished drawing of King David with his harp.
  • f. 4r-4v Cross design.
  • f. 158v Picture of the Virgin and Child in 'Celestial' Jerusalem.

Binding

Wooden boards covered with stamped leather and cloth lining.

History

Origin: 19th cent.; Ethiopia.

Provenance and Acquisition

From the library of the late Armbruster, C. H. (Carl Hubert), 1874-1957. Bought by Armbruster in Ethiopia in 1908.

Donated to Cambridge University by Armbruster on 19 August 1957.

Record Sources

Description based on Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard.Cambridge University Press.1961

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Bibliography

    bookhttp://zotero.org/users/local/VPTDBJud/items/2GNGMD9M Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard. EdwardUllendorff Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1961

Funding of Cataloguing

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