manuscript lab

Typology, Classification

Case Study: Ethiopian Manuscripts

It has been generally assumed that historical black inks produced in Ethiopia and used by local scribes belong to the type of the so-called carbon inks. However, inspection of the manuscripts during the Ethio-SPaRe field missions has revealed that the Ethiopian inks show a greater diversity than formerly thought. (Nosnitsin et al., 2014, Nosnitzin and Rabin, 2014) ]