Ethiopian Manuscripts.

Ethiopia has a large history of Biblical translation. In fact, parts of the Bible were already translated to Ge’ez as early as 350 A.d. And the whole Bible was available in this language by the 600 A.d.This language derives from the Arabic and it disappeared as a spoken language probably before the 10th century AD, although it is still the liturgical language used nowadays by the Ethiopia Orthodox Church and it was the only official written language in Ethiopia until the late 17th century- early 18th century. Therefore, currently, it is only in Sacred books as this one (Bibles, Breviaries, Psalters and similar prayer books). The parts written in red are specific mentions to Holy or relevant words. All the text is legible in every page. Each page in the manuscripts from Ethiopia is written by hand in Ge'ez on vellum using red and black ink and vellum is fine parchment from a calf or goat skin - Parchment leaves inscribed with black and red in the Ethiopian script on both sides of the leaves - the red ink is used for religious saints or names of holy figures.

 

180809 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€375.00

180809 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€375.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 19th century.
Size are 9 cm x 7 cm.
Total 158 pages with 79 leaves with wood covers.



180437 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript

€475.00

180437 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript

€475.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 10 cm x 8 cm.
Total 144 pages with wood covers and cotton.

180436 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript

€350.00

180436 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript

€350.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 15 cm x 12 cm.
Total 74 pages with 37 leaves with wood covers.



 

180643 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with bag

€1,250.00

180643 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with bag

€1,250.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible in a leather priest bag.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 22 cm x 16 cm.
Total 248 pages with 124 leaves with wood covers with red leather.

180675 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€350.00

180675 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€350.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 12 cm x 9 cm.
Total 70 pages with wood covers and cotton.



180808 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€450.00

180808 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€450.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 16 cm x 15 cm.
Total 86 pages with 43 leaves with wood covers.




180546 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€425.00

180546 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€425.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.

This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.

Size are 10 cm x 6 cm.

Total 56 pages with wood covers with cotton

the language of the Ethiopian Church.




180807 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with leather bag.

€525.00

180807 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with leather bag.

€525.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with leather bag
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 12 cm x 6.5 cm without the leather bag.
Total 100 pages with 50 leaves with wood covers.

180531 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript from the 18th century.

€450.00

180531 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript from the 18th century.

€450.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 11 cm x 8 cm.
Total 96 pages with 48 leaves, bound between two book covers made of wood. 



180462 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic Ge’ez manuscript

€375.00

180462 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic Ge’ez manuscript

€375.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 12.5 cm x 6 cm.
Total 82 pages with 41 leaves with wood covers.