About Psalter-Ethiopic

Subj: Psalter In Ethiopic February 18, 1993 File: VAT117.JPG (380032 bytes) AUTHOR: Library of Congress

Psalter In Ethiopic Fifteenth century

How this Ethiopic Psalter came into the Vatican Library in the late fifteenth century is still unclear. Perhaps it was brought by the Ethiopian delegates at the Council of Ferrara-Florence, probably from the Ethiopian convent in Jerusalem. Or perhaps it was donated by Giovanni Battista Brocchi from Imola, who accompanied a Franciscan mission to Ethiopia in 1482. The first folio of the codex shows the First Psalm between two strapwork bands.

Vat. etiop. 20 fol. 1 recto orient05 AH.06