Parchment Manuscript: Arganona Weddase


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Artifact Identification Parchment Manuscript: Arganona Weddase   (1971.05.0004)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early 19th century
Culture Ethiopian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 17.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 7.4 cm
Weight 1,073 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Paper--Parchment, Plant--Wood, Plant, Pigment--Ink
Manufacturing Processes Sawing, Cutting, Papermaking, Writing, Ropemaking,
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

A critical edition of the surviving manuscript of the "Organ" was published by Leander in 1922. Gerald Browne has not yet published the alternate readings of the WHM text. "Testimony that it's no testament," Heritage, 2/1 (Nov. 1982), p. 3 "Language Profile." UCLA Language Materials Project: Main. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2011. . "Prayer Book: Arganona Weddase (The Harp of Praise) [Baselyos, Ethiopia, Lasta region] (2006.99) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2011. .

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information The Arganona Weddase was composed ca. 1440 by Abba George the Armenian at the request of Zara Jakob, the king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

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