Kitabs amulet (scroll).
Antique Kitab amulet from Ethiopia, created for mobile protection and everyday healing and blessing.
Every protective amulet, also known as Kitab or Kitabe, was created for a specific reason and for a specific individual; it was usually made of goat skin turned into parchment. The extraordinary religious "Kitab" on vellum from Ethiopia, The leather cases are worn by Coptic Christian Ethiopians permanently. It keeps inside a rolled vellum manuscript.
The text on the scroll is written with handmade paint or black and red ink, in the Ethiopian language Ge'ez, which is no longer in use except for religious purposes. The kitabs or scrolls were written and decorated by religious scholars, dabtaras (religious figures acting outside the Church hierarchy) or priests, and they contain prayers and/or Christian oriented stories or relevant texts from Ethiopian Christian manuscripts/bibles. The text is also quite influenced by nature religions, enriched by magical elements. Sometimes some illustrations are added and there is almost always the baptismal name of the person whom the roll was created for. The Ethiopian Coptic Church officially does not allow the production and the use of these amulets, partly because of their mingling with the African nature religions.

180261 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic kitab manuscript in case.

€475.00

180261 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic kitab manuscript in case.

€475.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic manuscript or bible with leather case.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 8 cm x 6 cm.
Size with leather case are 9 cm x 9 cm.
Total 68 pages with 34 leaves.

The ‘Bible’ is placed in a leather sleeve. The case is worn on the neck.