210851 - Antique & Rare Authentic Coptic Priest kitab or amulet belt - Ethiopia


This is a beautiful antique belt with 3 bags that have held undescribed Coptic kitabs or scrolls.

This belt is 82 cm long and has 3 bags that are beautifully decorated and have a size of 11 cm x 9 cm. The belt closes with leather strings.

This belt was collected between 1930 and 1940 and ended up in my private collection in 1994.

This belt was worn by Coptic priests who passed through the villages in Ethiopia to describe magical kitabs, amulets or scrolls with magical texts in Ge'ez. The Coptic rolls were then made to measure and the unused rolls were put back in the bag.

This belt dates between 1750 and 1850 and is very old and rare.