The History of Special Collections at Brown University

Miracles of Mary

Ta 'Amera maryam. [The Miracles of the Virgin Mary]
Ethiopic manuscript. Late 17th century.

This manuscript book was written on 95 leaves of vellum in the Geez language, and contains one of the most popular of Ethiopian texts. The illustration of the Virgin and Child with two angels, shown here, is protected by a purple cloth attached at the top of the leaf.

Rare Book Collection. Gift of John M. Crawford, Jr., Class of 1937.