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Ben Raphael, Solomon, Bible de Perpignan, Royaume de Majorque, 1299. BnF, Manuscrits orientaux, hébreu 7, fol. 13v: Sanctuary Vessels.

Ben Raphael, Solomon, Bible de Perpignan, Royaume de Majorque, 1299. BnF, Manuscrits orientaux, hébreu 7, fol. 13v: Sanctuary Vessels.

The first Ecumenical Council

The first Ecumenical Council (a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea…

Africa | Ethiopia, 'magic scroll':  A so-called 'magic scroll' made of parchment (animal skin). These 'magic scrolls' are used by Ethiopian Orthodox Christian priests in healing the sick. Before the ceremony such a 'magic scroll' would be placed lengthwise over the lying patient. This complete piece is inscribed in black and red with prayer formulas in the sacred 'Geez' language. With 3 pictures

Africa | Ethiopia, 'magic scroll': A so-called 'magic scroll' made of parchment (animal skin). These 'magic scrolls' are used by Ethiopian Orthodox Christian priests in healing the sick. Before the ceremony such a 'magic scroll' would be placed lengthwise over the lying patient. This complete piece is inscribed in black and red with prayer formulas in the sacred 'Geez' language. With 3 pictures

A scan from an 18th century Ottoman Turkish dental book

Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?

Ethiopian Icon Ethiopia has been a Christian nation since the 4th century. These wooden icons are hand-carved and hand-painted with scenes from the gospels.

Ethiopian Icon Ethiopia has been a Christian nation since the century. These wooden icons are hand-carved and hand-painted with scenes from the gospels.

Healing Scroll, Ethiopia, Amharic culture, 19th century.

One of the earliest African objects to enter the Metropolitan’s collection, this Ethiopian scroll was part of a ritual healing process. It was created by a däbtära (an unordained cleric) to rid a person of physical illness caused by malevolent spirits

Ivory Panel with Christ and the Four Symbols of the Evangelists, Ottonian, c. 1050. Possibly made in Fulda, Germany

Plaque with Christ and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists- ca. 1050 Geography:Made in possibly Fulda, Germany Culture:Ottonian Medium:Ivory Dimensions:Overall: 6 x 3 x in