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[A part of The Apocryphal Acts of Apostles. The part dedicated to Paul and Barnabas.]
- 19th century
About this work
Also known as
[Apocryphal Acts of Apostles.]
Wellcome MS Ethiopian 21
Two folios ; 336 x 300 x 1 mm
The manuscript is a bifolio of a codex made from fine, well done parchment. The pages have 2 columns with 6 lines to the page. The height of the main text is 258 mm and the width is 240 mm. A mistara was used, and there are chapter separators. The ink is black and red.
The manuscript comprises two works, which are both from the Apocryphal Acts of Apostles. However, Fol. 2 does not follow directly on from fol. 1: there must have been other folios inbetween.
Miniatures: 1. The Holy Trinity in a frame, symbols of 4 Evangelists in the corners of the frame, two angels on the left and on the right; Under the miniature a man laying and praying on the left and an angel with a sword standing against 5 dogs (fol. 1r); 2. St. George on the horse killing the Dragon, a man touching the tale of the horse (fol. 1v); 3. Apostles Paul and Barnabas with the people (fol. 2r); 4. Apostles Paul and Barnabas preaching (fol. 2v). Miniatures are only partly made in colour (nos. 3 and 4 are black and white.)
Structure of the quires (collation formula): 2 (1-2)
Where to find it
LocationClosed stores WMS Ethiopian 21