manuscript page with a portrait of King David

The Rubenstein Library holds 112 Ge’ez (Ethiopic) manuscripts, in both roll and codex format, dating from the 18th-20th century. The collection includes magic scrolls, Psalters, prayers, and hymns. Learn more about the history of the collection. For additional information or to request items for use contact us.

Manuscripts in the collection

Ethiopic MS 1
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: codex, page 16.7 × 15 cm (H × W), 161 folia, embroidered binding
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke 26 April 1964, bookplate “Paul A. Stroock, Flushing, NY, Duc de Lioncourt.”

Ethiopic MS 2
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately early 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 13 × 9.3 cm (H × W), 156 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 3
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 93.5 × 5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 4
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: codex, page 19 × 14 cm (H × W), 173 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 5
Content: Gospel of John
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 15.2 × 11.5 cm (H × W), 72 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 6
Content: devotional prayers and hymns
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 16.7 cm (H × W), 55 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 7
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 10 cm (H × W), 156 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971. 

Ethiopic MS 8
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 14.5 × 9 cm (H × W), 106 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1964-1971.

Ethiopic MS 9
Content: commemoration of the saints
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 10 × 7 cm (H × W), 14 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke 17 January 1971.

Ethiopic MS 10
Content: penitential ritual, Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 14.5 × 10.5 cm (H × W), 180 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1976.

Ethiopic MS 11
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 14 cm (H × W), 165 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1976.

Ethiopic MS 12
Content: miracles of the virgin Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 32.5 × 27 cm (H × W), 95 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1976.

Ethiopic MS 13
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: scroll, 174 × 15 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1976.

Ethiopic MS 14
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 166 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1976.

Ethiopic MS 15
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 168 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 16
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 178 × 7 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 17
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 170 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 18
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 155 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 19
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 153 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 20
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 158 × 9 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 21
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 172 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 22
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 147 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 23
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 179 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 24
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 141 × 13 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 25
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: scroll, 127 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 26
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 195 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 27
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: scroll, 158 × 9.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 28
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: scroll, 142 × 12 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 29
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 16.5 × 11.3 cm (H × W), 140 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 30
Content: Miscellaneous, Life of Kiros and Paul-Abib, canons, creed, Apocalypse
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 15 × 10.5 cm (H × W), 103 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 31
Content: monastic prayers (Mashafa Menkwesna)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 20th century
Dimensions: codex, page 13 × 10 cm (H × W), 48 folia
Acquisition records: arrived at Duke between 1971-1989.

Ethiopic MS 32
Content: four Gospels
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: codex, page 34 × 28.4 cm (H × W), 48 folia, includes later illustrations
Acquisition records: appeared at Sotheby’s 6 December 1988 (lot 63, illustrated). Purchased from Alan G. Thomas (cat 51 no. 7) in 1989.

Ethiopic MS 33
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 19th century
Dimensions: codex, page 23.6 × 17.5 cm (H × W), 134 folia
Acquisition records: contains a twentieth-century bookplate of Thomas Jenkins Lewis. Purchased from Alan G. Thomas (cat 53 no. 15) in 1991.

Ethiopic MS 34
Content: Life and miracles of St. Gabra Manfas Qeddus
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: codex, page 20.5 × 19 cm (H × W), 87 folia, ten illuminations
Acquisition records: donated by Allen Kelley to Duke in 1991.

Ethiopic MS 35
Content: liturgical prayers, Anaphoras
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: codex, page 24 × 20.3 cm (H × W), 108 folia, fourteen illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: donated by Allen Kelley to Duke in 1992.

Ethiopic MS 36
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 19 × 14.5 cm (H × W), 146 folia, fourteen illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Mrs. Lillian Anderson in 1992.

Ethiopic MS 37
Content: scribal chart (school text)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: leaf, 36 × 25.5 cm (H × W)
Acquisition records: purchased from Mrs. Lillian Anderson in 1992.

Ethiopic MS 38
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: early 19th century
Dimensions: codex, page 16 × 13.5 cm (H × W), 155 folia, includes plates (possibly later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 June 1993.

Ethiopic MS 39
Content: Gospel of John, morning prayers, additional prayers
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 15.5 × 12 cm (H × W), 172 folia, includes six illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 21 September 1993.

Ethiopic MS 40
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 158 × 12.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 4 December 1993.

Ethiopic MS 41
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 130 × 7.8 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 4 December 1993.

Ethiopic MS 42
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 150 × 9.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 4 December 1993.

Ethiopic MS 43
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 158 × 10.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 4 December 1993.

Ethiopic MS 44
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 192 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 4 December 1993.

Ethiopic MS 45
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 164 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 46
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 168 × 8.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 47
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 174 × 9 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 48
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 174 × 8 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 49
Content: book of Hymns (Deggwa) for the period of Lent
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 25 × 19 cm (H × W), 59 folia, six illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 50
Content: book of Hymns (Deggwa) for the whole year
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 24 × 19 cm (H × W), 83 folia, seven illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 51
Content: icon
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: diptych icon
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 52
Content: icon
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: diptych icon
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 26 March 1994.

Ethiopic MS 53
Content: life and miracles of St. Takla Haymanot
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 33 × 28 cm (H × W), 107 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts on 27 April 1994.

Ethiopic MS 54
Content: collection of theological and disciplinary texts (Haymanota Abaw), patristic writings
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: approximately 18th century
Dimensions: codex, page 34 × 30 cm (H × W), 182 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts on 27 April 1994.

Ethiopic MS 55
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 173 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 56
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 160 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 57
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 159 × 8.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 58
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 239 × 11.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 59
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 211 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 60
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 182 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 61
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 107 × 9 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 62
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 194 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 63
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 153 × 11.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 64
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 132 × 8.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 65
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 160 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 66
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 63.5 × 5.7 cm (W × H), bound
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 67
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, amulet, 4 × 4 cm (W × H), sealed in a leather pouch
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 68
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, amulet, 3 × 4.5 cm (W × H), sealed in a leather pouch
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 69
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, amulet, 3.4 × 5 cm (W × H), sealed in a leather pouch
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 70
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, amulet, 3.8 × 6.5 cm (W × H), sealed in a leather pouch
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 71
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 12.2 × 9 cm (H × W), 166 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 72
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 10 × 9.4 cm (H × W), 191 folia, five illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 73
Content: homilies, miracles, and salutations for Archangel Michael
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 22.5 × 16.8 cm (H × W), 102 folia, ten illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 74
Content: Hymn “God Reigns” (Egziabher Nagsa)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 26.5 × 19.5 cm (H × W), 95 folia, five illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 75
Content: prayers to Mary, Anaphora of Mary (by Cyriacus of Behnesa)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 13 × 8.5 cm (H × W), 103 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 76
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 14.2 × 9.8 cm (H × W), 183 folia, six illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 77
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16.7 × 11 cm (H × W), 145 folia, six illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 78
Content: small amulets
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: prayer necklace
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 23 June 1994.

Ethiopic MS 79
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16 × 11.5 cm (H × W), 145 folia, three illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 80
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 23.6 × 21.5 cm (H × W), 177 folia, six illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 81
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 15 × 11 cm (H × W), 144 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 82
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 20.5 × 15.5 cm (H × W), 167 folia, seven illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 83
Content: book of Hymns (Zemmare and Mawas`et)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 26 × 19.5 cm (H × W), 54 folia, two illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 84
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 126 × 12.5 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 85
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 167 × 9 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 86
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 205 × 9 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 September 2004.

Ethiopic MS 87
Content: book of Hymns (Ziq)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 14.8 × 11.4 cm (H × W), 144 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 88
Content: Amharic theological work
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16.4 × 9.4 cm (H × W), 80 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 89
Content: Hymns of Yared
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 20 × 14.5 cm (H × W), 63 folia, six illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 90
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 12.7 × 14.1 cm (H × W)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 91
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16.5 × 11.5 cm (H × W), 146 folia, six illuminations (later additions), includes Mahdar (case)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 92
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 19 cm (H × W)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 93
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 21.8 × 16.1 cm (H × W), 170 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 94
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 207 × 11 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 95
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 215 × 13 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 96
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 179 × 10.4 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 97
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 160 × 8 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 98
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 160 × 14.2 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 1 November 1994.

Ethiopic MS 99
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 11 cm (H × W), 171 folia, eight illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 100
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 18.5 × 11 cm (H × W), 131 folia, eight illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 101
Content: Gospel of John
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 15 × 11 cm (H × W), 99 folia
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 102
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 20.5 × 14 cm (H × W), 152 folia, eleven illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 103
Content: Homilies, miracles, and salutations for Archangel Michael
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 20 × 15 cm (H × W), 134 folia, ten illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 104
Content: book of Hymns (Me`eraf)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 18 × 13 cm (H × W), 120 folia, twelve illuminations (later additions)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 105
Content: Homilies, miracles, and salutations for Archangel Michael
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16 × 6.5 cm (H × W), 103 folia, six illuminations, includes Mahdar (case)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 106
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 35 × 25 cm (H × W), 176 folia, seven illuminations
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 107
Content: Psalms, Canticles, Song of Songs, Praises to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 14 × 10 cm (H × W), 158 folia, five illuminations, includes Mahdar (case)
Acquisition records: purchased from Joseph Natale Rare Books on 19 January 1995.

Ethiopic MS 108
Content: small book of salutations to Mary and Jesus
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 10.5 × 8.5 cm (H × W), 54 folia, five illuminations, includes Mahdar (case)
Acquisition records: donated by Steve Snyderman to Duke in November 1999.

Ethiopic  MS 109
Content: book of Hymns (Ziq)
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 15 × 11 cm (H × W), 39 folia, includes Mahdar (case)
Acquisition records: donated by Mrs. Francis B. Elder to Duke on 17 July 2000.

Ethiopic MS 110
Content: magic
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: scroll, 154 × 10 cm (W × H)
Acquisition records: donated by Mrs. Francis B. Elder to Duke on 17 July 2000.

Ethiopic MS 111
Content: Letters of Paul
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 19.5 × 17.5 cm (H × W), 108 folia (incomplete, missing one or more quires at end)
Acquisition records: donated to Duke in 2008 in memory of Ernest A. Muro, Jr.

Ethiopic MS 112
Content: Hymns to Mary
Geographic origin: Ethiopia
Date: unknown
Dimensions: codex, page 16.5 × 13.3 cm (H × W), 26 folia
Acquisition records: unknown