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Accession number 09.26
Title Psalms
Date 15th century
Notes Ethiopian manuscript of the Psalms with 26 pages of prayers: Presently it is undated, though it has been shown to a number of scholars, including ones from Harvard and Notre Dame, without them being able to determine an exact date. It was purchased as a 15th century piece and a pastor from Ethiopia who studied in a monastery, confirmed that as a likely date. It is on very heavy and darkened parchment, probably goat-skin. It is in a form of the Geez language. It contains three full-page illustrations in a very ancient style: the Crucifixion, Jesus giving a benediction to his disciples, and the Annunciation. It is bound in heavy skin (perhaps goat) over boards.