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Edinburgh's torn manuscript

This double page was torn out of a manuscript of the Miracles of Mary, found in one of the churches at Maqdala. The page, which is beautifully illuminated on both sides, is listed as a "fragment" and kept in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Its entry in the Archives catalogue reads:

Abyssinian liturgical fragment
Ref no: GD1/1317/1-2

C18th
Page from an illuminated Coptic manuscript with miniatures depicting the Miracles of Mary, acquired by Lt H.H. Cole (1843-1916) from a church in Magdala in 1868

It is made up of four pages, back to back – ie one double page, pulled out, printed on both sides. Maybe the centre pages.

Four illustrations, two tall, thin oblongs, one shorter oblong and a backwards L-shape.

Current location

The National Archives of Scotland, HM General Register House, Princes Street (East end), Edinburgh, EH1 3YY, UK
 
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