New Testament Bible

MO 63.1460.1
New Testament Bible
Maker unknown
Gold, silver, paper
14" x 10 1/2" x 3"
New Testament bible handwritten in Amharic and Ge'ez languages. Cover is bound in silver with a gold relief figure of Jesus on the cross flanked by two angels set in the center on red velvet. Inscription in Ge'ez engraved in gold at the base of the cross.
Bible was presented to President John F. Kennedy by Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974), during his state visit to the White House September 30, 1963.
Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974)
  • JFKPOF-047-011
  • JFKPOF-047-012
  • JFKPOF-047-014
  • JFKPOF-116-004
  • JFKPOF-130-006
  • JFKWHP-1963-10-02-D
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States