Old Ethiopian Kitab leather amulet necklace 02.04.1355

Old Ethiopian Kitab leather amulet necklace containing Coptic scrolls. Ethiopian manuscripts and prayers. They are used by the Oromo's to ward off evil spirits and bring the wearer good luck and fortune. Bought in Ethiopia in the 1980ties. The necklace is made out of: 8 prayer rolls; 3 leather amulet containers, 1 leather container containing " a book" (see picture), 1 small horn (goat or sheep??) and 2 spoons carved out of a horn. A unique piece in its original, but perfect, condition with beautiful patina on all parts.

  • Ref.:02.04.1355
  • Size:Length: 850 mm; diameter of rolls: 18 - 26 mm; size of bible box: 57 x 63
  • Weight:366 gr

Category

  • Other Ethiopien Adornment 02.04Horn of Africa 29.03Other ritual objects & charms 17.17.04
  • JEWELRY FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA 02Ethiopian Christian Art 17REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Horn of Africa & Arabic Peninsula
  • ETHIOPIA

Material

  • AnimalLeatherVegetalWood

Quality

  • Antiques (object shows signs of long use)Excellent overall conditionMuseum quality (worthy to be added to a museum’s permanent collection)Original condition