Item No: foc0000220
Title: Ethiopian Coptic Geez Manuscript with Satchel
Rare Book Department
This Ethiopian manuscript prayer book is written on vellum in the ancient Ethiopic Ge'ez language, which remains in use today as a liturgical language. This book is said to contain incantations to protect the owner from supernatural forces, combined with the Book of Psalms and other liturgical prayers. It is accompanied by a leather satchel binding which protects the book while carried.