Glory of Kings.

Record ID: 
161107
Accession number: 
MS S.17
Title: 
Glory of Kings.
Created: 
Ethiopia, possibly Addis Ababa, 1952.
Binding: 
20th-century tooled red morocco.
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
74 leaves (1 column, 8 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 133 x 206 mm
Provenance: 
Commissioned by John Wilkinson Kickland (inscription on fol. 67r); E. Clark Stillman Collection.
Notes: 

Ethiopian ms. Glory of Kings (story of the meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba); written and illuminated in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa?, July, 1952 (inscription by scribe on fol. 2: "finished 24th day of month of Hamle" / end of July, 1952).
Decoration: 66 full page miniatures. The manuscript alternates with 8 lines of text on the versos, faced by the miniatures on the following recto.
Artist: Yohannes Tägännä.
Scribe: Çäkol Tägännä.

Script: 
Ethiopic script
Language: 
Amharic
Century: 
Classification: