Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1861 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A codex containing K'alä Haymanot and A'madä Məst'ir. The work is in Amharic with introductory formulae in Ge'ez
3r-53v
Language(s): Amharic

Set introductory formulae are in Ge'ez.

Colophon: F.53v: ተፈጸመ፡ምሥጢረ፡ቍርባን፡በሰባመ፡እግዚእብሔር፡ሣህሉ፡ወምሕረቱ፡የሃሉ፡ምስለ፡ገብሩ፡አቡነ፡ወልደ፡ቡሩክ።ኢትርስኡኒ፡ለጸሐፌ፡ዝ፡ኃጥዕ፡ወምኑን፡ተክለ፡ጊዮርጊስ።

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 56 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 15.2 × 11.4 cm.

Layout

18-28 lines per leaf. Folios 1-2 and ff. 54-56 are blank.

Hand(s)

Ff. 3-46: fair; ff. 47-53: poor.

Two scribal hands are evident but only the name Täklä Giyorgis is mentioned in the colophon.

Binding

Indigenous; wooden boards; leather in a box.

History

Origin: Late 18th cent.; Ethiopia

Provenance and Acquisition

Ethiopia.

Acquired at a sale in 1878, possibly from Bragge, William, 1823-1884.

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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