Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection

Alternative Title

Catalogue 25



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Publication Date

January 2001


One major harag at top of f. 5r; sixteen smaller harags on top of ff. 12r, 19r, 25v, 34r, 40r, 45r, 52r, 55v, 60v, 66v, 71r, 80r, 91r, 95v, 100v, 110r, and 116r.


Manuscripts, Ethiopic, Ethiopia, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Psalters


Text in Ge'ez. Original image found in: Sacred leaves liturgy & devotion: manuscripts from England to Ethiopia. Text identification: ff. 2-4v, Liturgy to the Virgin Mary (Weddase maryam) in two columns by a later hand; ff. 5-115v, Psalms; ff. 116-128v, Canticles of the Prophets and Song of Songs, lacking opening, in two columns by a later hand. Binding: Original brown leather wrapped over wooden boards. Provenance: Christie, Manson, and Woods, Valuable illuminated manuscripts, printed books and autograph letters including the property of an Athenian collector, Monday 29 November 1999, Lot 22. Items in this collection are only available online; we do not have physical copies of these items in the USF Library's Special Collections. The original items were returned to the donor.

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Media Type

illuminated manuscripts



Holding Location

University of South Florida



Psalter with liturgy to the Virgin Mary, canticles of the prophets, and song of songs, Ethiopia Catalogue 25



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