MS Ethiopian 23

18-19th century
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18th-19th century magical prayers


Ethiopia, 18-19th century

Physical description

Vellum; Material: perg; Scroll composed of 3 strips The scroll would have been designed to be equal in length to the height of the person the scroll was composed for, in order that the entirety of the person was protected against demons and the return of evil spirits (Mercier); roll dimensions: diameter 114 mm, length 1989 mm

Acquisition note

Purchased from Brill for £1000. Accessioned on 18 March 1991

Language note


Ownership note

The name of the owner of the scroll Walata Tsiyon

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    MS Ethiopian 23
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