Psalter and other texts.

Record ID: 
181901
Accession number: 
MS W.12
Title: 
Psalter and other texts.
Created: 
20th century
Binding: 
20th-century red morocco full-leather, blind-tooled in Moorish style, with deep leather inner borders, blind-tooled, in typical Ethiopian saddlebag carrying case.
Credit: 
Gift of Julia Parker Wightman, 1993.
Description: 
140 leaves (1 column, 24-26 lines -fols. 1-120v; and 2 columns, 24 lines - fols. 121-139), bound : vellum, ill. ; 152 x 110 mm
Provenance: 
Philip C. Duschnes, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Duschnes in 1962; JPW 4746; given in April, 1993.
Notes: 

Ms. Psalms and canticles; written and decorated in Ethiopia, probably in the 20th century.
Texts: Psalms (fols. 1-103); Songs of the Prophets and Prayer of Moses (fols. 103-114); Song of Solomon (fols. 114-120v); Praise to Mary (fols. 121-139).
Decoration: small ornamental headpieces in red and black ink, separating the texts.
Textiles: cerise and yellow silk brocade inserts as pastedowns.

Script: 
Ethiopic script
Language: 
Ethiopic
Century: 
Classification: