MIRACLES OF THE VIRGIN MARY

MS 248
MS Short Title MIRACLES OF THE VIRGIN MARY
Text 1. TA'AMRA MARYAM, 33 MIRACLES OF THE VIRGIN MARY 
2. DOCUMENT CONCERNING A CONCILIATION
Description MS in Ge'ez and old Amharic (text 2) on vellum, Gondar, Ethiopia, ca. 1682-1706, 106 ff. (complete), 35x33 cm, 2 columns, (23x25 cm), 17-25 lines in a fine square Ge'ez book script by 2 scribes, one named Gabre'el, headings, the names of Virgin Mary and King Dawit in red, 41 full-page, and 10 half-page miniatures in very bright colours, by 2 artists in a transitional style between 1st and 2nd Gondarine styles.
Binding Ethiopia, ca. 1700, blindtooled morocco over stout wooden boards, chain stitches on 4 sewing stations.
Provenance 1. Emperor Zyasu I (1682-1706); 2. Emperor Täkla Haymanot I (1706-1708); 3. Emperor Dawit III (1708-1721); 4. The Church of Makdala, Ethiopia; 5. An officer in the British Expedition to Abyssinia 1867 (1867-1897); 6. Quaritch, London (1897); 7. Lady Meux, Hertshire MS 2 (1897-1911); 8. William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California (1911-1939); 9. John F. Fleming, New York (1960); 10. Otto Schäfer, Schweinfurt (1960-1989); 11. Bernard Breslauer, New York, May 1989; 12. De-accessioned to Sam Fogg, Dec. 2004.
Published The present MS was translated and reproduced in colour for Lady Meux by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge, London, W. Griggs, 1900.
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates ca. 1682-1706

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