Friday, December 14, 2012

Gondarine sensul, St. George slaying the dragon, Walters Manuscript 36.10, fol. 2v

This Ethopian sensul, or "chain" manuscript, was made in the seventeenth century in the Gondarine region. It was created out of a single folded strip of parchment attached to heavy hide "boards" at each end, creating a small book when folded. Comprised solely of inscribed images, this pocket-sized manuscript would have served a devotional function for its owner, who while unidentified, inscribed the first image with a note reminding people under the threat of excommunication not to steal or erase the manuscript. Narrative illuminations, which tell the story of the Virgin Mary, allow for private meditation. The book can also function as something of an icon, for when it is opened to the middle and stood on end, the facing figures of St. George and the Virgin and Child form a small diptych, resembling other icons of this era.


  1. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2013. Thanks for sharing your reports and images.
    Greetings, Dietmut

    1. Amazing, how you find such relics in storage and get them restored is simply amazing. And better still that we have the records of how such things were made and now they're preserved for everyone to admire! ماکان باند

      محسن ابراهیم زاده

      حمید هیراد

      حامد همایون

  2. Happy New Year !

  3. Amazing, how you find such relics in storage and get them restored is simply amazing. And better still that we have the records of how such things were made and now they're preserved for everyone to admire!

  4. good an appearance in videos like, Gabbar is certainly Again. The Kapil Sharma Show 15th May 2016 Sunil began going as a severe actor and offers made great.

  5. good You’ll receive an .apk data file. Preserve it to your laptop. snapchat update snapchat is usually an android software nice.

  6. good and once the software is usually downloaded, visit cinemaboxappdl Download Cinema Box for PC to save your time as CinemaBox iPhone Download nice.

  7. good real time video recording buffering program manufactured by musical technology. APK This is certainly absolutely the another decision way to download nice.

  8. awesome Cinema Box App for Android Unknown resources allow Cinema Box for iPhone Download This short article on cinema box for iPhone/iPod ends here nice.

  9. awesome and also codes for the system. People in current days want 9appsdownloadi incredible experience. One higher feature of 9Apps is great.

  10. good app has its very own library, from there you could select youth world so today we will certainly speak about one nice.

  11. Thanks for information provide list of verified post articles compare & save money and select the best. legit id

  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

  13. I adore this weblog, wonderful content material and I am going to bookmark this website for future updates.

  14. Imo for PC is a free chat & instant messaging application which allows users to participate in video calls while sending and receiving text messages.
    As this program is completely free to download, it can be a welcome alternative. ... Imo is also available for Android and for iPhone.

    imo for pc
    imo apk
    imo for pc download
    imo for mac
    imo for blackberry
    imo for windows 10
    imo for apk
    imo for chrome
    imo for ios
    imo web
    imo login
    imo beta online
    imo for windows phone
    imo for jio phone
    imo for laptop
    imo for android

  15. This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more.
    Delhi Escorts
    Delhi Escorts

  16. Want to take some bad advantage of hot Call Girls in Bangalore
    visit to my website and book our exotic service of hot call girls. Bangalore Escorts

  17. You will find cases where the girl asks him to feel that this up and sets her customer's hand.
    Hot,sexy and busty housewife escort services in Delhi, provided by Delhi escorts, If you want to do erotic activities with lovely housewives then contact us.
    Escorts In Delhi

  18. Hi folks, I am Nikitarawat a Call Girl in Chandigarh. Now welcome to our world of fantasy, love, and eroticism with College Call Girl In Chandigarh. Nikitarawat a top VIP Female Escort in Chandigarh. I am just 23 years old and people love my sex moves. My fantasy is to make love every night.
    Escorts service In Chandigarh ||
    Chandigarh Independent Escort ||
    Chandigarh Call Girl ||
    Hingoli Escorts ||
    Solapur Escorts ||
    Uttarakhand Escorts ||
    Saputara Escorts ||
    Matheran Escorts ||

  19. This is excellent information. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site. Thanks for sharing this information its very useful to me...
    Data Science Training in Hyderabad
    Data Science Course in Hyderabad

  20. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!