Ethiopian synaxarium

Record ID: 
160671
Accession number: 
MS M.1088
Title: 
Ethiopian synaxarium
Created: 
Ethiopia, probably Gondar, 1700-1980s.
Binding: 
Blind-stamped native goat-skin over wooden boards.
Credit: 
Purchased on the Acquisitions Fund, 1993.
Description: 
137 leaves (3 columns, 35 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 367 x 321 mm
Provenance: 
Sotheby's sale (London, 23 June 1987, lot 139); Sam Fogg, London; purchased from Sam Fogg on the Acquisitions Fund in 1993.
Notes: 

Ms. synaxarium (book of saints); written in Ethiopia, probably Gondar, (falsely dated 1646 in the colophon), in the 18th century, miniatures executed in the 20th century.
Decoration: 44 miniatures by a 20th-century forger (probably in the 1980s)

Script: 
Ethiopic
Language: 
Ge'ez
Classification: