Ethiopian prayerbook.

Record ID: 
182776
Accession number: 
MS W.47
Title: 
Ethiopian prayerbook.
Created: 
19th century
Binding: 
Sewn between wooden boards, in dark brown morocco slipcase lined with stamped paper, labeled on spine: Ethiopian Prayer Book Lalibela, signed JPW 1975.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
28 leaves (1 column, 10-13 lines), bound : vellum ; 55 x 36 mm.
Provenance: 
Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1973; JPW 7555; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. Ethiopian prayerbook; written in Lalibela, Ethiopia, probably in the 19th century.
Some confusion over provenance: a typed label stuck to the second front flyleaf reads: Ethiopian Lalibela Min. Prayerbook List 51 Dawson's 1973; but this manuscript does not correspond with any on the Dawson's list; perhaps offered separately by Dawson's.

Script: 
Ethiopic
Language: 
Ge'ez
Century: 
Classification: