Zachary A. Wesley '20, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
Ethiopian magical scrolls are powerful tools to combat sickness and demons in Ethiopian folk belief. As works of art, they display influences from Muslim, Jewish, and Christian sources. The scroll showcased in the “Wonders of Nature and Artifice” Exhibition was graciously donated by Mike Hobor, Gettysburg College Class of 1969. A prolific traveler, Mike purchased this piece in an art shop in Rome along with two other scrolls. 1 The scroll is believed to come from the city of Gondar, and is believed to date to the eighteenth-century. [excerpt]
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Wesley, Zachary A., "Guardians of Ink and Vellum: Ethiopian Magical Scrolls" (2017). Wonders of Nature and Artifice. 9.
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