Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ECOM 18 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Eton Windsor


1 copy of an Ethiopian hymn to the Virgin Mary in Geez, on vellum.

Title: Canticle of the Flowers
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.



Geez script


Origin: Ethiopia Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

This manuscript is part of a small collection of Islamic manuscripts held at Eton College Library, which are not part of the separate ‘Pote Collection’. (The Pote Collection was given in 1788 by Edward Ephraim Pote to Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge and is now held on loan at the Cambridge University Library).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M.S.Q. Fraser, Islamic manuscripts in the Eton College Library, 1996.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College



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