Banned religious manuscript in Ge'ez, on vellum
|Number of Books:||1|
|Book Title:||Talisman Kitab|
Antique Kitab amulet from Ethiopia, created for every day mobile protection, healing and blessing. Each protective amulet, also known as Kitab or Kitabe, was made for some specific reason, and for one specific individual; it was usually made of goat skin turned into vellum, as in this case. Usually, the text on the role is written with handmade black and red paint or ink, and in the Ethiopic Ge’ez language, that is now no longer used, except for religious purposes. The roles were written and decorated by religious scholars, dabtaras (religious figures acting outside the Church hierarchy) or priests and contain Christian oriented prayers and / or stories or relevant texts from Ethiopian Christian manuscripts / Bibles. The texts also have many influences of nature religions, interspersed by magical elements. Sometimes illustrations are added, and nearly always the baptismal name of the person the role was made for is mentioned. The Ethiopian Coptic Church does not officially allow manufacturing and wearing these amulets, partly because of the mixing with the African nature religions.
The metal objects that are visible in one or more pictures are not included in this lot.
Dimensions: 8 × 127 cm.
Condition: Good, with signs of use and spots.
|Member since:||October 11, 2015|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Invio ricevuto in oddine. Sarebbe auspicabile che una copia della fattura venga annessa all’esterno del pacchetto, onde evitare l’ispezione postale e i relativi costi, in Svizzera molto alti. Grazie
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Good morning they charged two shipping expenses on both my 20 + 20 € purchases and sent the two purchases on the same shipment. this is being dishonest to the customer. and inelegant.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear customer,
I left you a message about that in the shipment information. Off course you will not have to pay 20 plus 20 euro. This was because it was from 2 seperate auctions, so I did not have a hand in that. Please send me your IBAN in a personal message and I will make a refund.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Good morning they charged two shipping expenses on both my 20 + 20 € purchases and sent the two purchases on the same shipment. this is being dishonest to the customer. and inelegant.
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