The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

A 19th century Missal written during the reign of Tewodros, with two pages torn out (OR 548)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A 19th century Ethiopian Misssal ” written during the reign of king Theodore (A.D. 1855—68), when Demetrius was patriarch of Alexandria, and Salama III. ‘abuna of Ethiopia”. Leaves torn out after ff. 66 and 69; imperfect at the end.

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

Ref: OR 548
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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *