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A manuscript of The Miracles of Jesus Christ (OR 8824)

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What: An 18th century illuminated manuscript of The Miracles of Jesus Christ

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

Ref: OR 8824
Digital version –
Title: The Miracles of Jesus Christ, ተአምረ ኢየሱስ.
Date: 18th century
Decription: An Ethiopian manuscript containing: 42 miracles of Jesus Christ. Number of illustrations: 40 miniatures illustrating the Miracles of Jesus and a rough drawing in black for a miniature representing of God the Father with the symbols of the four Evangelists.
Front flyleaf, a note “Bequeathed by Barea Batoness Zouche, 13 Oct 1917.”
Before f.1 a double paper leaf is inserted (110 x 185 mm.) containing a letter written by W. Wright to R. Curzon concerning the content of the manuscript. 6 November 1868. The letter says the manuscript came from Magdala.

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