University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:87-13-151
Current Location: On Loan
Culture:Coptic
Provenience: Ethiopia
Asmara
Section:African
Materials:Parchment
Leather
Height: 22
Width: 17
Thickness: 6
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana, 1987
Other Number:L-897-10 - Old Museum Number

Description

Parchment prayer book in a leather carrying case. Carrying case had over the shoulder leather strap and detachable cover which slips over the top of the case. The prayer book is in very good condition. The two wooden coves are covered with red incised leather. The inside front page has painted miniature of Christ and three angels. rest of book is red and black script with occasional painted borders; Book Title Unknown; Amharic; Pages: 151 folios or 302 pages, single column, 22 lines per page; red and black ink.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Christianity in the Middle East: Selected Objects Relating to Ethiopic Christianity (23 Apr 1988 - 24 Apr 1988) View Objects in Exhibition

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