LIST OF MIRACLES FROM DÄBRÄ LIBANOS

MS 2258
MS Short Title LIST OF MIRACLES FROM DÄBRÄ LIBANOS
Text 1.PROLOGUE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST SET OF MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT 
2.MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT, NUMBERED 1-22, TO BE READ ON THE 24TH OF TAHSAS, THE FEAST OF HIS BIRTH 
3.PROLOGUE TO THE PASSION OF FILEPP'OS 
4.PASSION OF FILEPP'OS, TO BE READ ON THE 23 OF MÄGGABIT 
5.PROLOGUE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND SET OF MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT 
6.MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT, NUMBERED 1-22, TO BE READ ON THE 24TH OF MÄGGABIT, THE FEAST OF HIS CONCEPTION 
7.PROLOGUE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE THIRD SET OF MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT 
8.MIRACLES OF TÄKLÄ HAYMANOT, NUMBERED 1-22, TO BE READ ON THE 12TH OF GENBOT, THE FEAST OF HIS DEATH 
9.FERE QEDDUS: PROLOGUE TO THE LIFE OF MÄRHA KRESTOS 
10.FERE QEDDUS: LIFE OF MÄRHA KRESTOS 
11.FERE QEDDUS: PROLOGUE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE MIRACLES OF MÄRHA KRESTOS 
12.FERE QEDDUS: MIRACLES OF MÄRHA KRESTOS, NUMBERED 1-22, TO BE READ ON THE 10TH OF MÄGGABIT, THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH 
13.FERE QEDDUS: COLOPHON
Description MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Monastery of Däbrä Libanos, Shoa, Ethiopia, 1497-1508, 176 ff. (complete), 28x23 cm, 2 columns, (21x18 cm), 23 lines in Ethiopic Ge'ez book script by Fere Qeddus commissioned by Abbot Petros, 6 full-page ornamental headpieces (haräg) in full colours, framing the major text divisions.
Binding Monastery of Däbrä Libanos, Shoa, Ethiopia, 1497-1508, plain wooden boards, chain stitches on 5 sewing stations.
Provenance 1. Monastery of Däbrä Libanos, Shoa (ca. 1500-); 2. Wälättä Ab of Emmäyät Sheffen (18th c.); 3. Monastery of Däbrä Libanos, Shoa (18th c.); 4. A'edäwä Krestor, his wife Maryamiwit, and his son Qerellos (18th c.); 5. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary Däbrä Libanos (Däbrä Asbo) lies about 100 km north of Addis Ababa and formed the nucleus of the evangelization of what is now central Ethiopia during the 13th and 14th c. It is the premier monastery of Ethiopia, and its abbot is ranked second in the hierarchy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after the Patriarch of Ethiopia. Täklä Haymanot (ca. 1215-1313) founded the community of Däbrä Libanos, and is Ehtiopia's most famous indigenous saint. Texts 3-4: Filepp'os was the second abbot (1313-1341) of Däbrä Libanos (Däbrä Asbo). Text 9-12: Märha Krestos (1408-1497), also known as Yemrehannä Krestos, Yemreha Krestos, or Märhennä Krestos, was the 9th abbot of Däbrä Libanos. The present MS was commissioned by Abunä Petros who succeeded Märha Krestos. Colophon: This is the composition of Fere Qeddus, son of Märha Krestos, in which he wrote how our father Täklä Haymanot was conceived and how he was born, and how Abba Marqos the Bishop and Na'od the King transferred his bones in a golden casket. And secondly, he wrote of the Passion of our father Filepp'os, and also the Life of our father Märha Krestos, and how he performed miracles and wonders. This book Fere Qeddus gave to the tomb of our father Täklä Haymanot. Followed by a curse against anyone who steals or damages the MS.
Exhibited L'Arche éthiopienne, art chrétien d'Éthiopie, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, 27 Sep. 2000 - 7 Janvier 2001 & Fundacio Caixa de Girona, Spain, 23 Jan. - 31 March 2001.
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates 1497-1508

Location