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A profusely illustrated manuscript of the “Wisest among the Wise” (OR 590)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A profusely illustrated manuscript dated 1700-1800 of the “Wisest among the Wise”, a hymnological composition

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

Ref: OR 590
Digital version –

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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