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ETHIOPIA. A Magic Scroll,   c.1800
3 illustrations, the first of 5 heads in cruciform design, 4 looking in at the central head, which is looking straight out, one at the bottom of the cross looking in the same direction, the other two of haloed angels, the text in Geez in red and black ink like the illustrations, 56 x 3 ins. some slight wear, 3 stiched pieces of vellum,
Magic Scrolls were drawn up by a priest and tailored to the individual requirements, almost literally as the length of the piece, 4ft 5ins. was the height of the person who ordered it There were prayers to protect the individual. There are certain prayers or incantations included which were supposed to confuse the devils and demons.

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