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Auction 151, Lot 723

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

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 13.1 inches
23.6 x 33.3 cm

Two very fine manuscript leaves from a Coptic-Arabic lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. The first sheet is embellished with superb Coptic decoration on both recto and verso. 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

Watermarked paper with light soiling and one drop of wax in the center of the first sheet on recto. Offsetting on the second sheet.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/19/2014