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.

 

180530 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 handpainted icons

€400.00

180530 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 handpainted icons

€400.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript with 4 handpainted icons in a old leather bag.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 14 cm x 11 cm.
Total 58 pages with 29 leaves with wood covers in a leather bag.
Bound between two book covers made of wood. The ‘Bible’ is placed in a leather sleeve or bag.

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Very Old & Rare Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript - 132 pages.

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Very Old & Rare Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript - 132 pages.

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Ethiopian Very Old Coptic Antique Geez manuscript with wood cover. It measures 17 cm x 11 cm and more than 200 years old.This is a extremly rare Islamic Manuscript found in the Ethiopian country with handwriting Ge'ez and handpainting pictures.This manuscript has 132 pages or 66 leaves.




180811 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th cent. manuscript.

€625.00

180811 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th cent. manuscript.

€625.00

LARGE Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript with 4 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 22cm x 18 cm.

Total 148 pages with 74 leaves with wood covers and cotton.




 

180745 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with icons.

€625.00

180745 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with icons.

€625.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with 2 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 14 cm x 9 cm.
Total 170 pages with wood covers and leather.

 

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. 



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Ethiopia: Very Old Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript 40 pages & 2 handpainted icons..

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Ethiopia: Very Old Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript 40 pages & 2 handpainted icons..

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Ethiopian Very Old Coptic Antique Geez manuscript with 2 icons.
It measures 22 cm x 15.5 cm and more than 200 years old.
This is a extremly rare Islamic Manuscript found in the Ethiopian country with handwriting Ge'ez and 2 handpainting pictures.
This manuscript has 40 pages or 20 leaves.

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.




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.



 

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.

180620 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€475.00

180620 - Antique 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 76 pages with 38 leaves with wood covers and cotton.

 

180461 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 5 icons.

€625.00

180461 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 5 icons.

€625.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 11 cm x 6.5 cm.
Total 174 pages with 87 leaves with wood covers, back wooden cober is broken.

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.

180659 - Ethiopian Protection leather Magic Scroll or travel Manuscript.

€225.00

180659 - Ethiopian Protection leather Magic Scroll or travel Manuscript.

€225.00

Ethiopian tribal used Leather Scroll or Travel manuscript.
Handwritten with 4 handpainted icons.

Handmade Ethiopian Coptic bible/prayer book with hand coloured icons and other illustrations, bound in an embossed leather binding.

Dimensions: ca. 88 x 9,5 cm

With 4 full page hand painted icons.

180806 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 6 handpainted icons.

€575.00

180806 - Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 6 handpainted icons.

€575.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with 6 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 19th century.
Size are 15 cm x 11 cm.
Total 142 pages with wood covers and leather.

180810 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

€375.00

180810 - 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 8 cm x 5.5 cm.
Total 196 pages with 98 leaves with wood covers and cotton.






180619 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript,

€425.00

180619 - Antique 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 14 cm x 8 cm.
Total 80 pages with 40 leaves with wood covers.



180408 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 11 icons.

€450.00

180408 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 11 icons.

€450.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with 11 handpainting icons
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 15.5 cm x 15 cm.
Total 112 pages with wood covers with leather.

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.

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180744 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 5 icons

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180744 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 5 icons

€0.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with 5 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 14.5 cm x 10.5 cm.
Total 96 pages with wood covers.








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.



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.

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.




180555 - Protection leather Magic Scroll or travel Manuscript

€225.00

180555 - Protection leather Magic Scroll or travel Manuscript

€225.00

Ethiopia: tribal used Ethiopian Leather Scroll or Travel manuscript.
Handwritten with 4 handpainted icons with wood covers with leather.
Size are 118 cm x 10 cm.

Handmade Ethiopian Coptic bible/prayer book with hand coloured icons and other illustrations, bound in an embossed leather binding.

Dimensions: ca. 118 cm x 10 cm. 

With 4 full page hand painted icons.

 

180532 - Old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th century manuscript

€475.00

180532 - Old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th century manuscript

€475.00

Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 13 cm x 8 cm.
Total 118 pages with 59 leaves with wood covers with cotton.


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180852 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 old icons.

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180852 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 old icons.

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 19th century.
Size are 9 cm x 7.5 cm.

 
Total 78 pages with 38 leaves with wood covers.

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180671 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

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180671 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript.

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 12 cm x 8 cm.
Total 58 pages with wood covers and cotton.




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Very Old Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript 200 pages.

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Very Old Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript 200 pages.

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Ethiopian Very Old Coptic Antique Geez manuscript.

It measures 26 cm x 22 cm and more than 200 years old.
This is a extremly rare Manuscript found in the Ethiopian country with handwriting Ge'ez.
This manuscript has 200 pages or 100 leaves.

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180812 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th cent. manuscript

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180812 - Very old Ethiopian handwritten coptic 18th cent. manuscript

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript with 7 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 15 cm x 11 cm.
Total 142 pages with 71 leaves with wood covers.

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180545 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 icons.

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180545 - old Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript with 4 icons.

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or bible with 4 handpainted icons. This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.

Size are 14 cm x 10 cm.

Total 74 pages with wood covers.

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.

 

180943 - Old 18th cent. Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet - Ethiopia

€375.00

180943 - Old 18th cent. Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet - Ethiopia

€375.00

Ethiopia: tribal used Ethiopian Leather Scroll or Amulets.

This magic scroll or kitab are about 250 yers old.
This old kitab are 165 cm x 10 cm.

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.

180514 - Old Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet.

€275.00

180514 - Old Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet.

€275.00


Ethiopia: tribal used Ethiopian Leather Scroll or Amulets.
This old kitab are 194 cm x 8.5 cm.

170401 - Old Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet - Ethiopia.

€150.00

170401 - Old Kitab Protection leather Magic Scroll or Amulet - Ethiopia.

€150.00

Ethiopia: tribal used Ethiopian Leather Kitabs or Amulets.
This old kitab are 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm.

















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180647 - Antique painting from an Coptic Church or Kitab 19th cent.

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180647 - Antique painting from an Coptic Church or Kitab 19th cent.

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This is an Rare Antique begin 19th century painting comes from an old Ethiopian church in Gondar - Ethiopia
Handpainted and more then 150 years old.
The size are 76 cm x 24 cm.






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180856 - Antique handwritten coptic kitab or manuscript with handpainted icons.

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180856 - Antique handwritten coptic kitab or manuscript with handpainted icons.

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript or kitab.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 18th century.
Size are 8.5 cm x 6 cm - Size with leather case are 10 cm x 10 cm.

Total 52 pages with 26 leaves and 4 handpainted icons and 4 blank pages, bound between two book covers made of wood and leather.The manuscript or kitab is placed in a leather sleeve. The case is worn on the neck.




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180855 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript or Kitab.

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180855 - Antique Ethiopian handwritten coptic manuscript or Kitab.

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Ethiopia Very old Ethiopian coptic manuscript or kitab with leather case.
This Coptic manuscript is made in the 19th century and comes from an Italien collector.
Size are 8.5 cm x 6 cm.
Size with leather case are 10 cm x 10 cm.
Total 46 pages with 23 leaves and 4 handpainted icons.