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Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 52: Images (Mälkə'a Guba'e), early 19th century
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Illustration: Fol. 33r: Black ink drawing of angel with drawn sword.
Illustration: Fol. 34r: Crude pencil drawing of face.
Illustration: Fol. 38r: Crude black ink drawing of Crucifixion scene, with the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist. Caption: "Savior of the world crucified at Qäranəyo [Golgotha, the place of the skull], Mary, John."
Illustration: Fol. 39r: Crude pencil drawing of the crucifixion.
Illustration: Fol. 60v: Miniature of Saint George and the Dragon with Berutawit (original to the text, in red and gold, blue may have been added later).
Illustration: Fol. 61r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with angels with swords (original to the text, in red and gold, blue may have been added later).
Fols. 20v-24v: Blank with pencil scrawls.
Fols. 19v, 50v, 62v: Previous owner's name erased "Wäldä Marəyam" and scribbled over with red ink. Below the erasure is the name "Täklä Amanu'el" in red ink.
Fols. 37v-38r: A note of ownership in later hand with pencil: "This book belongs to Yəlma Dänkäle."
Fol. 38v: In later hand, in pencil, a warning against stealing the book or erasing in it.
Fol. 61r: "Gäbrä Egzi'abəher" written beneath the miniature (the original scribe's name).
Fol. 64r: Crude pen trial.
Fol. 64v: A note of ownership in later hand in ink, two names are given: "Aläqa Astärayä of Tämben. Kidanä Marəyam."
Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.
Arranged in manuscript number order, by accession. Numbers 29 and 67-71 are unassigned.
This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.
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The present finding aid was prepared in June-July 2009 by Kesis Melaku Terefe , Virgin Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Los Angeles, with assistance of Prof. Wendy Laura Belcher , Department of Comparative Literature and Center for African American Studies, Princeton University. This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.
In 2022, restrictions on manuscripts No. 54, 57, and 65 were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
In 2022, manuscripts nos. 86-95 were added to the collection.
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This collection is open for research use.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 52: Images (Mälkə'a Guba'e); Princeton Ethiopic Manuscripts, C0776, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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References: See references listed in manuscript no 7, 11.