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Willsie Ethiopic Magic Scroll No.279, mid/late 19th century
Collection Description & Creator Information
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Guardian angel holding a drawn sword, set against a background of small circles and dots. Decorative border above. (In ink with red-brown and ochre or pale red-brown color.)
Panel of circles joined by lines forming a trellis-work design. Decorative borders above and below. (In ink with red-brown and yellow ochre color.)
Small ornamented cross with "sun" and "moon" either side. (In ink with red-brown and yellow ochre color.)
Owner: the original owner's name has been erased and replaced by various others: Wälättä Yohannes, Wälättä Säma'et and Edashash.
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The Library has recently cataloged or recataloged its Ethiopic manuscript collections with generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University, coordinated by the Council of the Humanities. This collection was cataloged by Professor David L. Appleyard, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
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The collection is open for research use.
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- Credit this material:
Willsie Ethiopic Magic Scroll No.279; Bruce C. Willsie Collection of Ethiopic Magic Scrolls, C0943, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
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- Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 8
Ephraim Isaac, "Princeton Collection of Ethiopic Manuscripts," Princeton University Library Chronicle 42:1 (Autumn 1980), pp. 33-52. Richard Pankhurst, "Secular Themes in Ethiopian Ecclesiastical Manuscripts: V.: A Catalogue of Illustrations of Historical and Ethnographic Interest in Princeton University Library and Art Gallery," Journal of Ethiopian Studies 22 (November 1989), pp. 31-64. Don C. Skemer, "Princeton's Ethiopic Manuscript Collections at 100," Princeton University Library Chronicle 71:3 (Spring 2010), pp. 461-466.