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A manuscript of Nagara Maryam ‘The Story of Mary’ (OR 605)

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What: An 18th century manuscript of Nagara Māryām “The Story of Mary” with one unfinished picture and blank spaces left for other images

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

Ref: OR 605
Digital version –

Stamped near the front: “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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