Auction 150, Lot 733

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

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.1 x 13.2 inches
23.1 x 33.5 cm

A very fine manuscript leaf from a Coptic-Arabic lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. The recto is embellished with superb Coptic decoration. The text is written in two columns, Coptic with an Arabic translation, in black, red and yellow ink. This is a very rare, museum quality leaf.

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Condition: B+

Very light soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/17/2014

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