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A manuscript of the History and Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OR 603)

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What: An illustrated Ethiopian manuscript dated 1721-1730 containing the Nagara Māryām – the History and Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, arranged for the 12 months of the year

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

Ref: OR 603
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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