PROTECTIVE GE'EZ TEXTS & TIGRAY ILLUSTRATIONS

MS 1960
MS Short Title PROTECTIVE GE'EZ TEXTS & TIGRAY ILLUSTRATIONS
Text
  1. BIBLE: JOHN 1:1 - 4
  2. MAGICAL NAMES GIVEN TO SOLOMON
  3. HOW OLM EXPELLED THE DEMONS
  4. PRAYER FOR LOOSING SPELLS
  5. PRAYER WITH ASMAT (MAGICAL NAMES)
Description MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Tigray, Ethiopia, 19th c., 1 roll of 3 membranes (complete), 209x16 cm, 2 columns, (ca. 205x15 cm) in a bold Ethiopic Ge'ez book script, coloured borders containing protective eye motifs along both edges in full length of roll, doubled between columns, ornamental headpieces (harägs) in both ends, large bold miniature, 31x16 cm, of a guardian spirit with large eyes in orans posture, another, 13x8 cm, of Archangel Michael with drawn sword, a third, 18x16 cm, of an angel striking with a sword a demon that has captured a person, all in colours by the Tigray Master.
Context Another MS by the Tigray master is MS 2849 (not on website dispaly).
Provenance 1. Walda Adhana, Tigray, Ethiopia (19th c. -); 2. Sam Fogg Collection, London, B31.
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates 19c AD

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