Ethiopian illuminated manuscript, ca. 1809-1852.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 169
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CITATION: Ethiopian illuminated manuscript, MSS 169, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
This Ethiopian illuminated manuscript was written during the office
of Peter VII (1809-1852), Patriarch of the Coptic Church of Alexandria.
It is written in Amharic and contains many quotations in Ethiopic or Geez,
the ancient literary language of Ethiopia. The manuscript contains
details about fasting; a catechism; material about the Holy Trinity, the
Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Resurrection; the creation of the days
of the week; a magical prayer; and a colophon. Additionally, it lists
the Patriarchs of Alexandria from Mark to the 109th Patriarch, Peter VII.
The leather-bound manuscript also contains many painted illustrations.