MS Ethiopian 9

19th century
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Prayers of magical character


Ethiopia, 19th century

Physical description

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

Acquisition note

(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.

Hand note

Very careful handwriting

Language note


Ownership note

(not after 1868): Previous owner named as .

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