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E.Or Ms 649: Ethiopic Scroll, undated (c. 19th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: E.Or Ms 649

Scope and Contents

This is a protective scroll. It is paper, 186 by 9 cm, and constituted of 4 joined sections. It is written in the Ge'ez script, with red ink decorations at the head of each section.


  • Creation: undated (c. 19th cent. C.E.)

Language of Materials

Ge'ez / Amharic (Script: Ge'ez)

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


1 scroll

Physical Location

Stored in a box with Or Ms 443 & 455.

Other Finding Aids

Clavis Aethiopica (Hamburg-based project Beta maṣāḥǝft) [external link. Accessed 30 May 2023].

Custodial History

Formerly in New College Library and transferred in January 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from New College Library in January 1994.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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