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Bible

MO 63.1461
Bible
Maker unknown
ca. 1760
Ethiopia
Leather, vellum
10" x 11 1/2" x 3"
Bible with a leather cover and vellum pages. Bible is written in Ge'ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the medium of traditional Ethiopian learning and scholarship.
This bible was presented to President John F. Kennedy by Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974), during his state visit to the White House on October 1, 1963.
Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974)
  • JFKPOF-047-011
  • JFKPOF-047-012
  • JFKPOF-047-014
  • JFKPOF-116-004
  • JFKWHP-KN-30114
  • JFKWHP-KN-30116
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-1461