Auction 103, Lot 596

"[Lot of 3 - Coptic-Arabic Manuscript Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1600 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.2 x 13 inches
23.4 x 33 cm

Three leafs from a manuscript Coptic-Arabic lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. The leaves are embellished with superb Coptic decoration, including a full-page, beautifully-designed cross and two large decorative initials marking the beginning of paragraphs. The text is written in two columns, Coptic with an Arabic translation, in black, red and yellow ink. A very rare, museum quality, manuscript


Condition: B

Some minor soil and candle wax.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/11/2003