The Prince and the Plunder

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A manuscript of the Miracles of Jesus (OR 624)

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What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1715 of the Miracles of Jesus, with a picture of the Crucifixion in outline at the start and lists of books and articles of furniture written in Amharic

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

Ref: OR 624
Digital version –

Stamped inside the cover: “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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