Homilies and Miracles of the Archangel Gabriel, and Various Marian Texts

Manuscript, Book
[Ethiopia], [between 1870 and 1930]
1 item ; 11.5 x 16 cm


Summary note
  • Loose slip of paper with a prayer between fols. 84 and 85.
  • Paper inserts between fols. 85 and 86: homily for the festival of the Archangel Gabriel on Tāhsās 22, sheets 1r-4r. Miracles of St. George and Mary, sheets 4v-8v.
  • Inserted between fols. 87 and 88: European printed colored image of the Virgin and the child Jesus.
  • Parchment. 123 folios, 2 columns, 15 lines. 1 sheet of paper inserted at the front of the mss, and 8 paper folios sewn into the manuscript between fols. 85-86. Wooden boards covered with leather, leather spine and colored brocade over-sleeve. Fols. 1r-3v, 84v, 85r-87v, 122v-123v are blank
  • Forms part of: Robert Garrett Collection of Ethiopic Manuscripts.
  • 1. Letter in Amharic of Bālāmbārās Tasfā Māryām to Mamher Takla Haymānot With the senderʻs seal. On paper.
  • 2. Folio 4r-28r. Homilies of the Archangel Gabriel for Tāhsās 22 and 19
  • 3. Folio 28r-76v. Nineteen Miracles of the Archangel Gabriel
  • 4. Folio 77r-84r. A Salām or Hymn of Salutation to the Archangel Gabriel
  • 5. Folio 88r-113. Two Homilies and a Salām to the Virgin Mary
  • 6. Folio 114r-122r. Synaxarium Entry for Yakkātit 16 Celebrating the Virgin Mary Kidāna Mehrat (Covenant of Mercy)
Former owner: Gabra Yohannes. Scribe: Gabra ʻIyasus.
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