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W.829, Anaphora of Mary (Mass book)


This mass book, containing one of about twenty anaphoras of the Church, was made for Wäldä Mädḫǝn between 1929 and 1942 (that is, when Yoḥannǝs or John was Patriarch of Alexandris, 1928-1942, and Qerǝlos or Cyril was the metropolitan of Ethiopia, 1929-1950). It was written by the scribe Wändǝmmu Gashaw (whose baptismal name was Gäbra Maryam) of Däbrä Libanos monastery, just north of Addis Ababba, Ethiopia. Written in Gǝ‛ǝz, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the manuscript contains the Anaphora of Mary ascribed to Cyriacus, bishop of the city of Bahnasa, in Upper Egypt. There is a richly colored image of the Virgin and Child on the blank folio before the text, and the manuscript ends with a depiction of St. Michael conquering the Devil. Both illuminations were painted on reused text pages, which were added much later to give value to the manuscript. The late date of this work is a testimony to the remarkable continuation of the medieval manuscript tradition into the modern era in Ethiopia.

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.829, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.829, Upper board inside
    3. Front flyleaf i, r

      W.829, Front flyleaf i, r
    4. Front flyleaf i, v

      W.829, Front flyleaf i, v
    5. Front flyleaf ii, r

      W.829, Front flyleaf ii, r
    6. Front flyleaf ii, v

      W.829, Front flyleaf ii, v
    7. Front flyleaf iii, r

      W.829, Front flyleaf iii, r
    8. Front flyleaf iii, v

      W.829, Front flyleaf iii, v
    9. fol. 1r

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    10. fol. 1v

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    11. fol. 2r

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    12. fol. 2v

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    13. fol. 3r

      W.829, fol. 3r
    14. fol. 3v

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    15. fol. 4r

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    16. fol. 4v

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    17. fol. 5r

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    18. fol. 5v

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    19. fol. 6r

      W.829, fol. 6r
    20. fol. 6v

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    21. fol. 7r

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    22. fol. 7v

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    23. fol. 8r

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    24. fol. 8v

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    25. fol. 9r

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    26. fol. 9v

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    27. fol. 10r

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    28. fol. 10v

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    29. fol. 11r

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    30. fol. 11v

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    31. fol. 12r

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    32. fol. 12v

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    33. fol. 13r

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    34. fol. 13v

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    35. fol. 14r

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    36. fol. 14v

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    37. fol. 15r

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    38. fol. 15v

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    39. fol. 16r

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    40. fol. 16v

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    41. fol. 17r

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    42. fol. 17v

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    43. fol. 18r

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    44. fol. 18v

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    45. fol. 19r

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    46. fol. 19v

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    47. fol. 20r

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    48. fol. 20v

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    49. fol. 21r

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    50. fol. 21v

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    51. fol. 22r

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    52. fol. 22v

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    53. fol. 23r

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    54. fol. 23v

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    55. fol. 24r

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    56. fol. 24v

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    57. fol. 25r

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    58. fol. 25v

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    59. fol. 26r

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    60. fol. 26v

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    61. fol. 27r

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    62. fol. 27v

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    63. fol. 28r

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    64. fol. 28v

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    65. fol. 29r

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    66. fol. 29v

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    67. fol. 30r

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    68. fol. 30v

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    69. fol. 31r

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    70. fol. 31v

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    71. fol. 32r

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    72. fol. 32v

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    73. fol. 33r

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    74. fol. 33v

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    75. fol. 34r

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    76. fol. 34v

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    77. fol. 35r

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    78. fol. 35v

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    79. fol. 36r

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    80. fol. 36v

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    81. Back flyleaf i, r

      W.829, Back flyleaf i, r
    82. Back flyleaf i, v

      W.829, Back flyleaf i, v
    83. Lower board inside

      W.829, Lower board inside
    84. Lower board outside

      W.829, Lower board outside
    85. Spine

      W.829, Spine
    86. Fore-edge

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    87. Head

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    88. Tail

      W.829, Tail

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