ETHIOPIAN GOSPELS

MS 2850
MS Short Title ETHIOPIAN GOSPELS 

Text 1.GOSPELS 
2.CATALOGUE OF BOOKS GIVEN BY KING BA'EDA MARYAM TO THE CHURCH OF MESHALA MARYAM, 55 VOLUMES INCLUDING: 3 GOSPELS, 3 OCTATEUCHS, 2 COPIES OF BOOK OF EZRA, 2 COPIES OF BOOK OF ENOCH, ETC 
3.INVENTORY OF A CHURCH TREASURY (GAHAZ) 
4.RENEWALS OF FEUDAL LAND HOLDINGS (GWELT) IN THE PARISH OF 'ARATA MARYAM IN THE DISTRICT MANZEH TO TOMAS, SON OF AKROSYA, BY KING ESKENDER, AND BY KING BA'EDA MARYAM, AND MENTIONING LANDS PERTAINING TO THE CHURCH OF MESHALA MARYAM, WITH LIST OF WITNESSES. DATED 1474-1480
Description MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Shoa, Ethiopia, 1425-1450, 128 ff. (-ca. 30), 37x25 cm, 2 columns, (27x19 cm), 27 lines in fine large Ethiopic Ge'ez book script, ornamental haräg in red, green and yellow introducing each gospel, full-page miniature of St. Matthew preceding his gospel.
Binding Shoa, Ethiopia, ca. 16th c., wooden boards, chain stitches on 4 sewing stations, no spine.
Provenance 1. King Ba'eda Maryam, Ethiopia (1468-1478); 2. Church of Meshala Maryam, Shoa (ca. 1470-); 3. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
See also See also 1971, 2. Text 2. Library catalogue and Inventories of treasury of the church of Gefu´ Giyorgis. Ethiopia, 1519/1520
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates 1425-1450

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