Prayer boxes – Ethiopia

Picture credit – Ingrid Langerak
Posted by – Ingrid Langerak

A very large silver Christian prayer box which would hold a leather protective prayer scroll. These were mostly worn by Amhara dignitaries, who would travel to their function in a not too friendly area. When not traveling the scroll would be hung on the wall near their beads. The smaller box is included in the photo for scale, with the large box measuring 12 x 9 cm without the bells.

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