The Prince and the Plunder

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A 17th century copy of Arganona Maryam, prayers arranged for the days of the week (OR 591)

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What: A 17th century Ethiopian manuscript containing Argānona Māryām, prayers arranged for the days of the week

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 591
Digital version –

Stamped on the first page: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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