Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1802 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: This Ethiopian gospelbook (ወንጌል Wangēl) contains colour pictures of the four evangelists. F. 2v: Matthew; f. 51v: Mark; f. 73v: Luke; f. 112v: John. Pen trials are found on ff. 1r, 3r, and 144v. Folio 72v mentions the scribe’s name Ammonius and the owner Zäbanä Krəstos. Folio142v contains the name ዕዝል፡ዘሆሣዕና፡; ff. 142v-143v contain a chant, recorded in a secondary hand. The beginnings and chapter headings of each gospel have been rubricated.
4r-8r
Language(s): Geez
(see Cambridge UL Add. 1165 for similar content)
8v-9v
Language(s): Geez
12r-51r
Language(s): Geez
52r-72r
Language(s): Geez
74r-112r
Language(s): Geez
113v-142r

Physical Description

Form: Codex
Extent: 144 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.5 × 25.4 cm.

Layout

2 columns; 3 columns on ff. 4r-8r; 25 lines per page

Hand(s)

Mediocre. Written in black and red ink, the beginnings and chapter headings of each Gospel have been rubricated. The scribe's name Ammonius is mentioned on f. 72v.

Decoration

  • f. 2v Colour picture of Matthew
  • f. 51v Colour picture of Mark
  • f. 73v Colour picture of Luke
  • f. 112v Colour picture of John

Additions:
  • Marginalia: Pen trials are found on ff. 1r, 3r, and 144v.
  • Marginalia: F. 142v contains the name ዕዝል፡ዘሆሣዕና፡.

Binding

Large format. Wooden boards with metal staples to front and small tie to back. Evidence of previous leather covering around edges and turn-ins. The books has been resewn and rebacked with new paper flyleaves. A few thread page markers.

History

Origin: 18th cent.; Ethiopia

Provenance and Acquisition

Name of the owner: Zäbanä Krəstos on f. 72v.

Donated to Cambridge University by Armbruster, C. H. (Carl Hubert), 1874-1957 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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