"[Lot of 2 - Coptic/Arabic Lectionary Leaves]", Anon.
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.
Some soil and light offsetting, with an old paper repair in margins on recto of second leaf, else very good.