The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

Sacredotal, starting with the Faus Manfasawi (OR 788)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century manuscript including the Faus Manfasawi, The Order of Unction of the Sick and The Consecration of an Altar. On f. 159 a is an Amharic deed of the reign of Gwalu.

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

Provenance: 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

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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