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An Ethiopian manuscript including morning prayer and chants with musical notes (OR 490)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing morning prayer and lessons from the Old and New Testaments, as well as chants for the different hours of the same day with musical notes

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

Ref: OR 490
Digital version –

Stamped at 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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