The Prince and the Plunder

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Manuscript of the Psalms, Mazmura Krestos and the Mazmura Dengel (OR 537)

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What: A 17th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Psalms, with a Mazmura Krestos and the Mazmura Dengel, With the Canticles or Biblical Hymns, the History of the blessed Virgin Mary and of the Syrian Potter and Wedddse Maryam

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

Ref: OR 537
Digital version –

Stamped on the first page: “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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