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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Bible
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1760

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Douay Rheims Version of the Holy Bible
    Gifts from Heads of StateMarch 21, 1955

    Bible with a carved mother-of-pearl cover. The front of cover has a mother of pearl inlay with a nativity scene and elaborate floral border. The back cover is inlaid with a scene of the Last Supper.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    New Testament Bible
    Gifts from Heads of State

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Bible
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Bible written in Amharic with an English translation of the preface written by Emperor Haile Selassie I. The pages are bound with a green leather cover embossed in gold with a cross, beneath which is Amharic text.

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