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Catalog Data

Collector:
John S. Roberts  Search this
Donor Name:
John S. Roberts  Search this
Width - Scroll:
10.5 cm
Width - Amulet Case, Assembled. With Ridge:
5 cm
Length - Amulet Case, Assembled:
10.5 cm
Culture:
Coptic  Search this
Ethiopian  Search this
Object Type:
Scroll
Place:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Mar 2005
Collection Date:
1965
Notes:
Rolled leather scroll in two-piece cylindrical leather case. Scroll is painted with symbols, figure, and text. According to the donor, this is "believed to be a series of prayers for relief from a variety of ailments, woes, and miseries, and presumably was written by a Coptic priest on behalf of an illiterate person, probably a woman... [in] either Amharic or the ancient Coptic language, Ge'ez." Scroll is stiff, and should be unrolled only with the assistance of a conservator.
Record Last Modified:
14 Mar 2019
Specimen Count:
3
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2034999
USNM Number:
E431900-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37ad9e5ef-df9a-471d-9f3e-305ba316e936
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8551338