- Selassie, Wolde
- Physical description
- 1 scroll, col. ill, 180 x 11 cm; 1 scroll, col. ill, 180 x 11 cm
- Text in Geez
- Preferred Citation
- Ethiopian scroll commissioned by Wolde Selassie, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
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This talisman was prepared as a healing prayer for a man called Wolde Selassie against demons and the evil eye that cause disease. Prayers are made to St. Mary, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the apostles. The name of an Ethiopian saint Bishop Petros is also invoked. The prayer begins "In the name of the Father, the Son, Holy Spirit, One God." It ends with a prayer "In the name of Jesus Christ to protect and heal your servant Wolde Selassi...".
Source of acquisitionHuda Khouri, 1998
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801