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A Handlist of Illustrated Early Solomonic Manuscripts in German Public Collections

Dege-Müller, Sophia; Gnisci, Jacopo; Pisani, Vitagrazia; (2023) A Handlist of Illustrated Early Solomonic Manuscripts in German Public Collections. Aethiopica , 25 pp. 59-98. 10.15460/aethiopica.25.0.1910. Green open access

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Abstract

Illustrated manuscripts in the Ethiopic language, as material objects that carry textual and visual information, are among the most valuable sources of data for art historians specializing in this area. This article provides a handlist of illustrated early Solomonic manuscripts housed in German libraries and museums. The contribution was created within the framework of the AHRC-DFG project Demarginalizing medieval Africa: Images, texts, and identity in early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270–1527) so our data reflects the project’s research focus on visual matter. This is the first time that the illuminations of the manuscripts included in the handlist are analysed comprehensively. We believe that the resulting work sheds new light on the history of book illustration in early Solomonic Ethiopia and hope that it will provide researchers with a valuable instrument to foster comparative research and a more integrative approach to the study of Ethiopian art.

Type: Article
Title: A Handlist of Illustrated Early Solomonic Manuscripts in German Public Collections
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15460/aethiopica.25.0.1910
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.25.0.1910
Language: English
Additional information: © The Authors 2023. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History of Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10166007
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