About this Collection
Ethiopic manuscripts, consisting of sixty-four items, including fifty-four bound volumes and ten scrolls, primarily on vellum, with some paper. The manuscripts range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, with bulk dates in the 1700s and 1800s. The codices are primarily service books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and also include a few rare Jewish manuscripts written in Ge’ez and Agaw, and fourteen magical prayers. Languages included are Ge’ez and Amharic.