Auction 137, Lot 872

"[Lot of 2 - Coptic/Arabic Lectionary Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 13 inches
24.1 x 33 cm

Pair of very fine manuscript leaves from a 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. The text is written in two columns, Coptic with an Arabic translation, in black, red and yellow ink. These are very rare, museum quality leaves.


Condition: B+

Some soil and light offsetting, with an old paper repair in margins on recto of second leaf, else very good.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/14/2011