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Accession 1500, Medieval Manuscript Collection
Ethiopian, ca. 1880. Modern manuscript in a medieval style. Approx. 200 x 160 mm (written area approx. 145 x 130 mm). Double column, 22 lines. This manuscript was produced in the late 19th century in the style of a manuscript of the medieval era.
200 x 160 mm (written area approx. 145 x 130 mm)
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Accession 1500- Med MS 20B
Ge’ez—an ancient South Semitic language originating in the northern region of Ethiopia. Not spoken today, it is the main language used in the liturgy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Amharic—a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is also the working language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church from medieval to modern times.