Auction 122, Lot 855

"[Coptic/Arabic Lectionary Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.3 x 9.8 inches
16 x 24.9 cm

Rare, early leaf from a Coptic-Arabic Lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. The leaf is embellished with superb Coptic decoration with a bold, colorful header. The text is written in two columns, Coptic with an Arabic translation, in black, red and yellow ink.

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Condition: B+

A sound example with some faint stains.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/5/2007

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