MS Ethiopian 9
- 19th century
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Prayers of magical character
Ethiopia, 19th century
Vellum; Material: perg; Scroll composed of two 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 150 mm, length 1700 mm
(1916-05-12): Purchased at auction by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum at Hodgson's, 12 May 1916, lot 181. Accessioned on 16 May 1916 and given accession number 39212.
Very careful handwriting
(not after 1868): Previous owner named as .
Where to find it
Location Status AccessClosed storesMS Ethiopian 9 By appointment Manual request