A fascinating testimonial to the artistic traditions of Ethiopian Christianity containing various liturgical hymns in a richly illuminated manuscript

Hymn to the Trinity

Ethiopia — 15th century

Hymn to the Trinity

Hymn to the Trinity

Ethiopia — 15th century

  1. Ethiopia has one of the oldest Christian churches in the world with its own unique traditions

  2. This is a sänsul, an illustrated folded book populated by human figures with large almond eyes

  3. It is written in Ge’ez, a classical Ethiopian language still used for liturgical purposes today

Hymn to the Trinity

Alternative Titles:
  • Himno a la Trinidad
  • Hymne an die Dreifaltigkeit
Himno a la Trinidad
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Codicology

Alternative Titles
Himno a la Trinidad
Hymne an die Dreifaltigkeit
Size / Format
1 folio / 10.0 × 4.0 cm
Origin
Ethiopia
Date
15th century
Content
Poem of praise to the Holy Trinity; prayers and a praise to the popular saint Ghebre Menfes Quedus

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Hymn to the Trinity “

Himno a la Trinidad
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Himno a la Trinidad

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Orbis Mediaevalis – Madrid, 2020
More Information
Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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