Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1863 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: The ms includes the Prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Golgotha and three pictures: 1) f. 1v A saint with rosary and priest's crutch in red and black; f. 2r A processional cross, white on black; f. 32r: Virgin and Child, red and black. The name Walättä Giyorgis is found on f. 3r; the name Waldä Maryam is found on f. 31v, written over an erasure.
1r-34v
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 34 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 8.0 × 6.4 cm.

Layout

14 lines per leaf

Hand(s)

Very poor.

Decoration

  • f. 1v A saint, with rosemary and priest's crutch.
  • f. 2r A processional cross, white on black.
  • f. 32r Picture of the Virgin and Child in red and black.

Binding

Rough boards.

History

Origin: 19th cent.; Ethiopia.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ethiopia. The original owner's name Walättä Giyorgis is found on f. 3r; another name, Waldä Maryam is found on f. 31v over an erasure.

Aquisition unknown

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

CUL


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