Citation
Gǝ‘ǝz (Ethiopic) psalter with folios from the Mazmura Dāwit (Book of Psalms) and Wǝddāse Māryām (Praises of Mary)

Material Information

Title:
Gǝ‘ǝz (Ethiopic) psalter with folios from the Mazmura Dāwit (Book of Psalms) and Wǝddāse Māryām (Praises of Mary) exemplars
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Mazmura Dāwit
Added title page title:
Book of Psalms. Gǝ‘ǝz
Added title page title:
Wǝddāse Māryām (Praises of Mary)
Added title page title:
Praises of Mary. Gǝ‘ǝz
Donor:
Donated by R.C. Reid, Esq (D.D. Dickson bequest).
Place of Publication:
Ethiopia
Publication Date:
Language:
Geʻez
Materials:
Vellum manuscript with leather-covered wooden covers ( medium )
Measurements:
H14 x W14 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Psalters -- Ge'ez ( lcsh )
Bible. Psalms. Ge'ez ( lcsh )
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint ( lcsh )
እስያ -- ኢትዮጵያ
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Ethiopia
Coordinates:
9 x 39.5

Notes

Abstract:
In Ethiopic manuscripts the Psalter and extracts from the Old and New Testaments are generally found together. This one includes the Psalms of David (Mazmura Dāwit) and the Praises of Mary (Wǝddāse Māryām), which are learned and memorised in traditional Ethiopian schools. Monks are required to recite all 150 psalms every week - 30 psalms a day for five days. Secular priests recite at least 50 psalms a week. The Waddase Maryam is also recited before religious services. It is ascribed to St Ephraim (306-373), the Syrian poet-theologian, whose influence may have reached Ethiopia in the sixth century with the arrival of the nine saints from Rum (the Byzantine empire), who introduced monasticism, founded several monasteries and encouraged manuscript production (Text by Tania Tribe, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of Instruction : Treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007, p.114, no.89.
General Note:
Folio 1r of MS 44494

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 44494 ( soas manuscript number )
354011d6-29a4-4919-aa13-913a09578381 ( calm recordid )