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Mother of water

Tooled design used by bookbinders for the decoration of the leather cover. Two concentric oval pattern, named after a water insect with a similar shape.


Tomaszewski, J. and M. Gervers 2015. From Dust to Digital. Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, ed. M. Kominko (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015). Sergew Hable Selassie 1981. Bookmaking in Ethiopia (Leiden: Karstens Drukkers, 1981). Pankhurst, R. 1983. ‘Ethiopian manuscript bindings and their decoration’, Abbay, 12 (1983), 205–257.

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GAet5 Grottaferrata, Exarchic Greek Abbey of St. Mary of Grottaferrata, Crypt. Aet. 5 mss
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