Ethiopia: Old handwritten Bible pages

Item number: 1765

Country of origin: Ethiopia.

Category: Praying Books

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Ethiopia: Old handwritten Bible pages

- Very rare collector's item / Language: Ge'ez -

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Typeface: Bibles as those are lavishly painted by hand in the old ethiopan language Ge'ez. Ge'ez was the language of the late antiquity empire of Aksum and until the 19th century the main language in Ethiopia. The language is today not anymore spoken in Ethiopia and only used by orthodox churches in Ethiopia and Eritrea as the official church language. The names of Saints in texts were often highlighted by applying red writing colour. Age: It is very difficult to determine the age of these rare objects. The oldest remaining manuscripts date back to the 13th century.

Material: parchment

Heigth: 19.7 cm = 7.8 inches
Width: 14.2 cm = 5.6 inches
Sheets: 10
Pages: 20

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