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ETHIOPIA. Magic Scroll,  3 illustrations of 5 haloed figures, an Armed Horseman, & an Avenging Angel, [Ethiopia], c.1850
13 prayers, 6ft.6 x 3 ins. on 3 stitched pieces of vellum, some soiling at either end,
These Scrolls were drawn up by a priest and tailored to the individual requirements, roughly to the height of the person who ordered it They were prayers to protect the individual. There are certain prayers or incantations included which were supposed to confuse the devils and demons. The scroll was then sanctified with a blood offering in which the newowner bathed.

Stock ref: 12769